WoRMS taxon details

Rossia megaptera Verrill, 1881

157032  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157032)

accepted
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Verrill A. E. (1880). The Cephalopods of the North-Eastern coast of America. Part II. The smaller Cephalopods, including the "squids" and the octopi, with other allied forms.. <i>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 5</i>: 259-446, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35718319
page(s): 349 [details]   
Type locality contained in North West Atlantic  
type locality contained in North West Atlantic [details]
Depth range 179 to 1536 m.  
Depth range 179 to 1536 m. [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: New York to Greenland  
Distribution Western Atlantic: New York to Greenland [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Rossia megaptera Verrill, 1881. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157032 on 2018-11-16
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2005-05-23 07:30:30Z
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2010-03-31 06:40:42Z
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2016-06-01 00:39:04Z
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original description Verrill A. E. (1880). The Cephalopods of the North-Eastern coast of America. Part II. The smaller Cephalopods, including the "squids" and the octopi, with other allied forms.. <i>Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 5</i>: 259-446, available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35718319
page(s): 349 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. <em>Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126.</em> 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Vechione, M., C.F.E. Roper and M.J. Sweeney. 1989. Marine flora and fauna of the eastern United States. Mollusca: Cephalopoda. NOAA Technical Report. NMFS 73. 23 p. [details]   

additional source Reid, A. & Jereb, P. (2005). Family Sepiolidae. pp. 153-203, in P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper eds. <em>Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date.</em> Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (<em>Nautilidae</em>, <em>Sepiidae</em>, <em>Sepiolidae</em>, <em>Sepiadariidae</em>, <em>Idiosepiidae</em> and <em>Spirulidae</em>). <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes [Rome, FAO].</em> 4(1): 262 pp. 9 pls.
page(s): 196 [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Depth range 179 to 1536 m. [details]

Diet fish, crustaceans, and smaller squid [details]

Dimensions maximum size of about 40 mm ML [details]

Distribution Western Atlantic: New York to Greenland [details]

Habitat bathyal and circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]

Length Up to 40 mm mantle length. [details]

Predators marine mammals, fish [details]

Reproduction sexes are separate. Fertilization is internal but eggs are laid in large communal clusters [details]
 

LanguageName 
English big-fin bobtail squid  [details]