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Title: Leachia pacifica (Cephalopoda, Teuthoidea): Spawning Habitat and Function of the Brachial Photophores
Authors: Young, Richard E.
Issue Date: Jan-1975
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Young RE. 1975. Leachia pacifica (Cephalopoda, Teuthoidea): spawning habitat and function of the brachial photophores. Pac Sci 29(1): 19-25.
Abstract: Leachia pacifica reaches about 80 percent of its maximum length in
near-surface waters off Hawaii, then abruptly descends to depths greater than
1,000 meters where maturation and mating occur. At these latter depths, large
photophores develop on the tips of the third arms in females. The photophores
provide a possible means for sexual attraction.
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 29, Number 1, 1975

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