WoRMS taxon details

Loliginidae Lesueur, 1821

11734  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:11734)

accepted
Family
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Description Shape variable from short and stout to long and slender. Fins terminal or marginal, but always united posteriorly;...  
Description Shape variable from short and stout to long and slender. Fins terminal or marginal, but always united posteriorly; funnel-locking apparatus a simple, straight groove. Eyes covered with transparent skin (corneal membrane); buccal connectives attached to ventral borders of fourth arms; 7 buccal lappets supplied with small suckers (except in Lolliguncula and Alloteuthis); 8 arms and 2 tentacles around mouth; 2 rows of suckers on arms and 4 rows on tentacular clubs, hooks never present. Usually the left arm of the IV (ventral) pair is hectocotylized in males (used to transfer sperm packets from the male to the female); the structure of the modified portion (hectocotylus) of the arm is useful in most species as a diagnostic character (often, the suckers on the hectocotylus are reduced in size or number, or modified into fleshy papillae or flaps (lamellae), or they disappear altogether. Colour: usually reddish-brown, darker dorsally, but quite variable depending on the behavioural situation. [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Loliginidae Lesueur, 1821. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11734 on 2018-02-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2011-06-26 08:43:10Z
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taxonomy source Vecchione M., E. Shea, S. Bussarawit, F. Anderson, D. Alexeyev, C.-C. Lu, T. Okutani, M. Roeleveld, C. Chotiyaputta, C. Roper, E. Jorgensen and N. Sukramongkol (2005) Systematics of Indi-West Pacific loliginids. Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66: 23–26. [details]   

basis of record Vecchione, M.; Brakoniecki; T.F.; Natsukari, Y.; Hanlon, R.T. (1998). A provisional generic classification of the family Loliginidae. Pp. 215-222, in: Voss N.A., M. Vecchione, R.B. Toll & M.J. Sweeney, eds (1998) Systematics and biogeography of cephalopods. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 586: volume 1: 1-276; volume 2: 277-599. [details]   

additional source Jereb, P., Vecchione, M. & Roper, C.F.E. (2010). Family Loliginidae. In P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 2. Myopsid and Oegopsid Squids. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 2. Rome, FAO. pp. 38-117., available online at http://www.fao.org/docrep/014/i1920e/i1920e.pdf [details]   

identification resource Lu, C.C. & Chung, W.S. (2017). Guide to the cephalopods of Taiwan. National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, 560 pp. ISBN 978-986-05-2569-4.
page(s): 222 [details]   

basis of record  (ofPickfordiateuthidae Voss, 1953) Vaught, K.C.; Tucker Abbott, R.; Boss, K.J. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne. ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From other sources
Description Shape variable from short and stout to long and slender. Fins terminal or marginal, but always united posteriorly; funnel-locking apparatus a simple, straight groove. Eyes covered with transparent skin (corneal membrane); buccal connectives attached to ventral borders of fourth arms; 7 buccal lappets supplied with small suckers (except in Lolliguncula and Alloteuthis); 8 arms and 2 tentacles around mouth; 2 rows of suckers on arms and 4 rows on tentacular clubs, hooks never present. Usually the left arm of the IV (ventral) pair is hectocotylized in males (used to transfer sperm packets from the male to the female); the structure of the modified portion (hectocotylus) of the arm is useful in most species as a diagnostic character (often, the suckers on the hectocotylus are reduced in size or number, or modified into fleshy papillae or flaps (lamellae), or they disappear altogether. Colour: usually reddish-brown, darker dorsally, but quite variable depending on the behavioural situation. [details]
 



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Chinese Qiāng-Yóu-Kē  [details]
Dutch pijlinktvissen  [details]
Japanese ヤリイカ  [details]
Swedish kalmarer  [details]