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Pickfordiateuthis pulchella Grass Squid, Pigmy Squid

Pickfordiateuthis pulchellais commonly referred to as Grass Squid, Pigmy Squid. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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lexID:
13172 
AphiaID:
342380 
Scientific:
Pickfordiateuthis pulchella 
German:
Graskalmar 
English:
Grass Squid, Pigmy Squid 
Category:
Cephalopoda 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Myopsida (Order) > Loliginidae (Family) > Pickfordiateuthis (Genus) > pulchella (Species) 
Initial determination:
Voss, 1953 
Occurrence:
Guadeloupe, Suriname, Barbados, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada , Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East cost of USA, Florida, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Gulf of Mexico, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Labrador Península, Martinique, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Netherlands Antilles, Uruguay, Venezuela 
Sea depth:
0 - 200 Meter 
Size:
2,2 cm 
Temperature:
8,1 °F - 28,1 °F (8,1°C - 28,1°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, Invertebrates, Predatory, Zoobenthos, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-08-02 15:04:54 

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Pickfordiateuthis pulchella is a dwarf squid that lives in the Caribbean associated with coral reefs with adjacent seagrass beds (hence the name grass squid).
There are only two indications of the size of the animal:

IUCN Red Lite of endangered species:
The maximum recorded mantle length is 2.2 cm
The American Sea: A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico: less than 8.5cm long

Different data are also available on the subject of water depth:
SeaLifeBase: 0 - 30 meters
Fisheries Oceanography (Distribution patterns of loliginid squid paralarvae in relation to the oceanographic features off the South Brazil Bight (22°-25°S)): to a depth of 200 metres

There are also no scientifically verified informations about the diet of the dwarf squid.

We would like to thank Kevin Bryant for his great photos.

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