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Contributions to the knowledge of the Red Sea: 16. Cephalopoda from the Gulf of Aqaba
Adam, W. (1960). Contributions to the knowledge of the Red Sea: 16. Cephalopoda from the Gulf of Aqaba. Bull. Sea Fish. Res. Stat. Haifa 26: 1-26, plate I
In: Bulletin. Sea Fisheries Research Station (Haifa). Ministry of Agriculture. Departement of Fisheries. Sea Fisheries Research Station: Haifa. ISSN 0334-6609, more

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    The small lot of Cephalopoda dealt with in this paper has been entrusted to me for study by Dr. H. Steinitz, Department of Zoology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The specimens have been collected in the Gulf of Aqaba (Red Sea), except one which comes from the Gulf of Suez. The Cephalopods of the Red Sea have briefly been reviewed by the author in 1942. A detailed paper dealing with the Red Sea Cehalopoda, including illustrations has been published by the "Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Paris)". For a historical review of the subject, the reader should be referred to this paper (W. Adam, 1959). About 27 species of Cephalopoda have so far been reported from the Red Sea, but some of them are questionable or insufficiently described. About half of the species on record, are endemic. This highly interesting zoogeographical region must, however, be explored much more thoroughly before a reliable account of its Cephalopod fauna can be given. The present collection of Cephalopods from the Gulf of Aqaba comprises 7 species, among them a new species of Enoploteuthidae (?), and eggs and very young larvae of Sepioteuthis. The presence of a few specimens of Octopus aegina Gray offers the opportunity to throw some light on the confusing problem of this, and some other rugose species of Octopus.

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