IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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This species differs from all other members of the genus in the lack of photophores on both the eyes and viscera. It is known from four squid taken from the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.


A Ctenopteryx ...

  • without photophores.
  • with club suckers in 16-20 series.
  • with arm suckers in 8-14 series.


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