Squids of the family Onychoteuthidae Gray, 1847 in the southeastern Pacific Ocean
Ibáñez, Christian M.
Cifuentes-Bustamante, Alina F.
Hooked squids (Family Onychoteuthidae Gray, 1847) inhabit all oceans of the world except the Arctic. This family is currently comprised of 25 species belonging to seven genera. In the southeastern Pacific Ocean, approximately five onychoteuthid species have been previously identified, but true identity of these taxa is uncertain. We reviewed museum collections, from Chile, United States and New Zealand, and literature to elucidate the presence of hooked squids in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. The present status of the Onychoteuthidae from the southeastern Pacific only includes four species: Onychoteuthis aequimanus, Onykia ingens, Onykia robsoni, and Kondakovia nigmatullini.