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Systematic position and reproduction of squid of the genus Alloteuthis (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the eastern Mediterranean
Laptikhovsky, V.; Salman, A.; Önsoy, B.; Katagan, T. (2002). Systematic position and reproduction of squid of the genus Alloteuthis (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the eastern Mediterranean. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 82(6): 983-985
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Eggs; Fecundity; Growth; Oocytes; Reproduction; Sexual maturity; Spawning; SQUIDs; Squids; Alloteuthis Wülker, 1920 [WoRMS]; Alloteuthis media (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Alloteuthis subulata (Lamarck, 1798) [WoRMS]; MED, Eastern Mediterranean [Marine Regions]; MED, Greece, Aegean I. [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    Egg size

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  • Laptikhovsky, V., correspondent
  • Salman, A.
  • Önsoy, B.
  • Katagan, T.

Abstract
    Squid of the genus Alloteuthis from the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean were identified as A. media. It is not possible to distinguish A. media from A. subulata by relative fin length. Both ‘species’ are probably intraspecific forms. Egg size varied from 1·5 to 2·3 mm. Oocyte maturation in the ovary occurs in batches. The potential fecundity is some 1000-4000 eggs, most of these being released during continuous spawning accompanied by female growth.

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