Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Section B. Biology

Research Article

XI.—The Species of Architeuthis Inhabiting the North Atlantic*

A. C. Stephen


Details are given of two more Giant Squids (Architeuthis) found in the Scottish area. The question of which species occur is discussed. It is suggested that the two species, A. harveyi Verrill and A.princeps Verrill, described from the American side, do not occur on the European side, as certain identifications would suggest. The two species found on the European side would, therefore, be A. dux Steenstrup and A. clarkei Robson.

(Received August 10 1961)

(Revised November 02 1961)


* This paper was assisted in publication by a grant from the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.