Vol. 49 No. 3, 2010
A new species of Opisthoteuthis, O. dongshaensis sp. nov., from the South China Sea (Octopoda: Cirrata: Opisthoteuthidae)
Department of Life Sciences, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
Chung-Cheng Lu (2010) A new species of the cirrate octopod Opisthoteuthis dongshaensis
sp. nov. is described from the vicinity of the Dong Sha Is., South
China Sea. The species is unique in the mature males having
enlarged suckers on the distal field only on arms III and IV.
Suckers on the distal field of arms I and II of mature males are not
enlarged. This is the 2nd nominal species of Opisthoteuthis reported from the South China Sea, the other being O. japonica.
Key words: Opisthoteuthis, Dong Sha Is., Pratas Is., South China Sea.
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