Comparison of Pyroteuthis Hectocotyli

Go to Pyroteuthis addolux Go to Pyroteuthis margaritifera Go to Pyroteuthis serrata

R. E. Young and K. M. Mangold

The hectocotyli differ in the thickness of the pad (thickest in P. margaritifera) and the number and size of the hooks and the number of terminal suckers. P. addolux
P. margaritifera
P. serrata

Drawing of hectocotylus of P. margaritifera from Chun, 1910; drawing of hectocotylus of P. addolux from Young, 1972; drawing of hectocotlus of P. serrata from Riddell, 1985.
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