Off Hawaii T. pavo appears to exhibit ontogenetic descent and not to undergo diel vertical migration., Young (1975) found that the structure of the eyes changed with the vertical distribution of this species as in Sandalops melancholicus. Although data were few, he found paralarvae with stalked, laterally compressed eyes, in the upper 400 m; juveniles from 50 to 140 mm ML were captured between 500 and 700 m with most taken between 600 and 650 m. At depths greater than 700 m the squid had hemispherical eyes.
Figure. Vertical distribution of T. pavo, Hawaiian waters. Captures were made with both open and opening/closing trawls. Bars - fishing depth-range of opening/closing trawl. Circle - Modal fishing depth for either trawl. Blue-filled circles - Night captures. Yellow-filled circles - Day capture. Chart modified from Young (1975).
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