Histioteuthidae

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Histioteuthidae

[‚his·tē·ō′tü·thə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of cephalopod mollusks containing several species of squids.
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Four species of the genus Histioteuthis have been previously identified in the stomachs of Z.
cavirostris described here, including Cranchiidae, Gonatidae, Histioteuthis spp.
Prey item D00253 D00341 D01369 D01380 Unidentified upper beaks 0 2 2 Unidentified lower beaks 0 Histioteuthis spp.
Six squid species were identified from the scats: Loligo opalescens, Onychoteuthis banksii, Dosidicus gigas, Histioteuthis dofleini, Pterygioteuthis giardi and Symplectoteuthis luminosa.
A total of 302 cephalopod lower beaks were recovered, which was identified as Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (n = 99), Kondakovia longimana (n = 22), Gonatus antarcticus (n = 57), Haliphron atlanticus (n = 19), two species of Histioteuthis spp.
It accounted for 40% of the total number of beaks (n = 1302), the other commonest species being the histioteuthid Histioteuthis eltaninae (13%), K.
Conversely, some other squid species such as Galiteuthis glacialis and Histioteuthis eltaninae are never found as fresh prey, although they are abundant as accumulated beaks in the stomach of the chick.
Onykia 6 ingens Kondakovia 1 57 longimana Gonatidae Gonatus 2 24 antarcticus Histioteuthidae Histioteuthis 1 65 heteropsis Brachioteuthidae Brachioteuthis 2 46 picta Ommastrephidae Todarodes 3 240 filippovae Ommastrephes 3 110 bartramii Dosidicus 5 80 gigas Eucleoteuthis 1 140 luminosa Chiroteuthidae Chiroteuthis 1 51 veranii Cranchiidae Cranchia scabra 1 ~40 Leachia 1 83 dislocata Helicocranchia 1 45 pfefferi Vampyromorphida Vampyroteuthidae Vampyroteuthis 1 ~60 infernalis Octopoda Octopodidae Octopus mimus 6 95 Octopus sp.
Item %N %F %P Crustacea Haliporoides diomedae 0,8 1,8 0,001 Cephalopoda Ommastrephidae Dosidicus gigas 48,3 32,7 85,2 Todarodes filippovae 20,2 18,2 8,7 Ommastrephes bartramii 0,4 0,9 0,02 Histioteuthidae Histioteuthis heteropsis 0,4 0,9 0,04 Histioteuthis hoylei 1,7 1,8 0,04 Histioteuthis sp.