Home|Search|Identify|Taxonomic tree|Quiz|About this site|Feedback
Developed by ETI BioInformatics
Characteristics, distribution and ecology
Taxonomische classification
Synonyms and common names
Literature references
Images, audio and video
Links to other Web sites

Filippova, 1972

Mantle soft, not very muscular, conical, with short tail in adults. Fins transverse-oval in larvae and juveniles, widely heart-shaped without tapering end in adults; fin length in adults approx. 40%, width approx. 50-60% ML. Arms and tentacles very long and weak, arm length approx. equal to ML. Club in adults with 30-40 (usually 32-33) hooks and 6-10 rows of suckers on dactylus. Surface of mantle and head with soft longitudinal skin ridges or papillae, even in early larvae (ML 3-5 mm). Gladius not visible from dorsal, with short (usually not more than 10% ML), triangular, cartilaginous rostrum posteriorly. No nuchal folds, no photophores. ML up to 100 (115?) cm.

Kondakovia longimana