Diamond Squid

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The Diamond Squid or Diamondback Squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus) is a large species of squid growing to 100 cm in mantle lengthRoper C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney & C.E. Nauen 1984. Cephalopods of the world. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.Miyahara, K., K. Fukui, T. Ota & T. Minami 2006. Laboratory observations on the early life stages of the diamond squid Thysanoteuthis rhombus. Journal of Molluscan Studies 72(2): 199–205. Butler, L.-A. 2010. . Weekend Post, May 27, 2010. The species occurs worldwide, throughout tropical and subtropical waters. Arm have two series of suckers, whereas the tentacular clubs have four. It lacks photophores. T. rhombus is named for its fins, which run in equal length along the mantle, giving the appearance of a rhombus. The species is commercially fished in Japan, specifically in the Sea of Japan and Okinawa.Bower, John R. and K. Miyahara. 2005. The diamond squid (Thysanoteuthis rhombus): A review of the fishery and recent research in Japan. Fisheries Research 73(1–2): 1–11.

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