Pyroteuthis

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This genus contains three species of squid. The pyroteuthids can be identified by the presence of 13+ hooks on each arm, and a row of hooks along the club. They also have a variety of photophores, including "lidded photophores" on the eyes.


Pyroteuthis addolux

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Another tiny :roll: request as I am enjoying these, if you can find and post the max/ave size it would help to visulalize them better since we have no reference in the photos.
 
per mike v there's still some ambiguity around which genus this is within pyroteuthidae, hard to determine the relative size of the ventral photophores. the ones i've circled here are 3 distinct photophores in a cluster in pyroteuthis - the video isn't quite sharp enough to tell.

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