IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Figure. Ventral view of B. anonychus, ventral view of male, 69 mm ML, preserved. Photograph by R. Young.

Berryteuthis anonychus is a small, muscular species reaching a maximum size of 150 mm ML (Nesis, 1982/87). This squid has been repeatedly captured by dipnet at the surface at night. B. anonychus is unusual for a gonatid in lacking nearly all hooks on arms and tentacle clubs.


A Berryteuthis ...

  • without hooks on arms in males.
  • with few weakly developed hooks at bases of arms I-III in females.


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