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Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)

Synonyms: Cirrobranchium danae; Cirrobranchium filiferum; Sepioteuthis major; Thysanoteuthis danae; Thysanoteuthis elegans; Thysanoteuthis nuchalis

Wikipedia Abstract

Thysanoteuthis rhombus, also known as the diamond squid or diamondback squid, is a large species of squid growing to 100 cm in mantle length and a maximum weight of 30 kg, although it averages around 20 kg. The species occurs worldwide, throughout tropical and subtropical waters. Arms 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.
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Prey / Diet

Argyropelecus affinis (Pacific hatchetfish)[1]
Chauliodus sloani (Dannevig's dragonfish)[1]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[1]
Japatella diaphana <Unverified Name>[1]
Japetella diaphana[2]
Ocythoe tuberculata (Tuberculate Pelagic Octopus)[1]
Onychoteuthis aequimanus[2]
Onychoteuthis banksii (common clubhook squid)[1]
Ornithoteuthis volatilis (shiny bird squid)[1]
Pterygosquilla armata[2]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[1]
Squilla armata[1]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[1]
Todarodes pacificus (Japanese common squid)[1]

Predators

Alepisaurus ferox (Wolffish)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[1]
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)[2]
Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)[1]
Hyaloteuthis pelagica (Glassy flying squid)[1]
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)[1]
Lagenodelphis hosei (Fraser's Dolphin)[2]
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)[1]
Makaira nigricans (Ocean guard)[1]
Ornithoteuthis antillarum (Atlantic bird squid)[3]
Pachyptila desolata (Antarctic Prion)[1]
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)[1]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[1]
Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)[1]
Sphyrna zygaena (Smooth hammerhead shark)[1]
Stenella attenuata (Pantropical Spotted Dolphin)[1]
Stenella frontalis (Atlantic Spotted Dolphin)[2]
Steno bredanensis (Rough-toothed Dolphin)[1]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[1]
Sthenoteuthis pteropus (orangeback squid)[1]
Thalassoica antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)[2]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[1]
Thunnus obesus (Tuna)[1]
Thunnus thynnus (horse mackerel)[1]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[1]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Growth, reproduction and feeding of the tropical squid Ornithoteuthis antillarum (Cephalopoda, Ommastrephidae) from the central-east Atlantic, A.I. ARKHIPKIN, V.V. LAPTIKHOVSKY, CH.M. NIGMATULLIN, A.V. BESPYATYKH and S.A. MURZOV, SCI. MAR., 62 (3): 273-288 (1998)
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