First records of Taningia danae (Cephalopoda: Octopoteuthidae) in Galican waters (north-west Spain) and in Scottish waters (UK)

Maria Begona Santos Vazquez, Graham John Pierce, A. F. Gonzalez, F. Santos, M. A. Vazquez, M. A. Santos, M. A. Collins

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Abstract

Biological data are presented on two specimens of Taningia danae, all adult female caught by a trawler in Galician waters (north-west Spain) and a juvenile caught in a deep-water research trawl in Scottish waters (UK). The species has not previously been recorded in either area. although its presence has been inferred from beaks found in sperm whale stomach contents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-356
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume81
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • SQUIDS

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Santos Vazquez, M. B., Pierce, G. J., Gonzalez, A. F., Santos, F., Vazquez, M. A., Santos, M. A., & Collins, M. A. (2001). First records of Taningia danae (Cephalopoda: Octopoteuthidae) in Galican waters (north-west Spain) and in Scottish waters (UK). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 81, 355-356.