Kondakovia longimana Filippova, 1972 (Cephalopoda: Onychoteuthidae) from the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean

C.C. Lu, R. Williams
1994 Antarctic Science  
Two specimens of Kondakovia longimana were recently obtained from the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean. One specimen, damaged but near the known maximum size , was found floating on the surface, and the other, a male subadult specimen, was captured by a pelagic trawl. Examination of the specimens, histological sections and analyses of tissue samples revealed that the muscular tissues of the tentacular stalks and the mantlecontainalarge amount of ammonium,more than328mM,
more » ... exceeds that ofMoroteuthis ingens (206.9 mM) andMoroteuthis robsoni (199.6mM) from the SouthTasman Rise. Catch data and published records suggest that the juveniles and subadults of K. longimana feed on krill in the epipelagic zone.
doi:10.1017/s0954102094000350 fatcat:6wztxxx3angvzaxyaajpuq7dyi