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Onykia ingens (warty squid)

Synonyms: Moroteuthis ingens; Onychoteuthis ingens

Wikipedia Abstract

Onykia ingens, the greater hooked squid, is a species of squid in the family Onychoteuthidae. It occurs worldwide in subantarctic oceans.Although O. ingens was long attributed to the genus Moroteuthis, several authors have recently agreed that Moroteuthis is a junior synonym of Onykia.
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Prey / Diet

Bathylagus antarcticus (Antarctic big-eye smelt)[1]
Electrona antarctica (Lanternfish)[1]
Electrona carlsbergi (Electron subantarctic)[2]
Electrona subaspera (Rough lanternfish)[1]
Euphausia superba (Antarctic krill)[3]
Gymnoscopelus braueri (Lanternfish)[1]
Gymnoscopelus fraseri (Lanternfish)[1]
Gymnoscopelus hintonoides (False-midas lanternfish)[1]
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)[1]
Gymnoscopelus piabilis (Southern blacktip lanternfish)[1]
Hyperiella dilata <Unverified Name>[1]
Krefftichthys anderssoni (Anderson's lanternfish)[1]
Magnisudis prionosa (Southern barracudina)[1]
Protomyctophum bolini (Lanternfish)[1]
Protomyctophum normani (Norman's lanterrnfish)[1]


Allothunnus fallai (Tuna)[4]
Aptenodytes forsteri (Emperor Penguin)[3]
Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin)[1]
Diomedea epomophora (Royal Albatross)[5]
Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)[1]
Diomedea sanfordi (Northern Royal Albatross)[6]
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)[3]
Eudyptes robustus (Snares Penguin)[7]
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)[1]
Hyperoodon planifrons (Southern Bottlenose Whale)[1]
Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale)[1]
Lampris immaculatus (Moonfish)[8]
Lobodon carcinophaga (Crabeater Seal)[3]
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)[1]


Parasitized by 
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[9]



Attributes / relations provided by 1CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 2Temporal variations in the diet of the squid Moroteuthis ingens at Macquarie Island: stomach contents and fatty acid analyses, Katrina L. Phillips, George D. Jackson, Peter D. Nichols, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 256: 135–149, 2003 3Who's Eating Who 4The Role of Slender Tuna, Allothunnus fallai, in the Pelagic Ecosystems of the South Pacific Ocean, Akihiko Yatsu, Japan. J. Ichthyol. 41(4): 367-377, 1995 5Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels – 6Northern Royal Albatross (Diomedea sanfordi), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels – 7Diet composition, continuity in prey availability and marine habitat – keystones to population stability in the Snares Penguin (Eudyptes robustus), Thomas Mattern, David M. Houston, Chris Lalas, Alvin N. Setiawan and Lloyd S. Davis, Emu, 2009, 109, 204–213 8Diet of the southern opah Lampris immaculatus on the Patagonian Shelf; the significance of the squid Moroteuthis ingens and anthropogenic plastic, George D. Jackson, Nicole G. Buxton, Magnus J. A. George, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 206: 261–271, 2000 9Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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