IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Teuthowenia megalops is a moderate sized cranchiid reaching a maximum size of over 380 mm ML (Voss, 1985). It occurs in the high North Atlantic, predominately north of 47°N in the central North Atlantic, where it seem to be one of the most abundant cranchiids (Vecchione et al., xxx).

Figure. Two superimposed images of the same specimen of T. megalops, about 140 mm ML, showing lateral attachment of the fin and the very large eyes. Top - Side view. Bottom - Dorsal view. Captured aboard the R/V G. O. SARS during the MARECO cruise to the central North Atlantic.


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