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Schwarz, Richard; Hoving, Henk-Jan T (2020): Measurements on Japetella diaphana and Vampyroteuthis infernalis (size, weight, beak, oocyte). PANGAEA,

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The dataset contain biological information (sex, sizes, weights, beak increments number) from Japetella diaphana and Vampyroteuthis infernalis collected during research cruises from different institutions (GEOMAR, NOAA-NWFSC, MBARI). The data is part of Richard Schwarz his Ph.D. thesis on age and growth of deep-sea and Antarctic octopods. The data sets were used in the publication "Life history traits of the deep-sea pelagic cephalopods Japetella diaphana and Vampyroteuthis infernalis" (
The main dataset is which contains biological and capture data of the specimens used in the study. Information in all datasets can be linked using the specimens "ID" number.
Beaks; Deep-sea; Japetella diaphana; lifespan; Octopodiformes; vampire squid
Related to:
Schwarz, Richard (2019): Assessing the lifespans of coldwater octopods (Cephalopoda: Octopodiformes). Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel, Kiel, Germany, 147 pp.
Schwarz, Richard; Piatkowski, Uwe; Robison, Bruce H; Laptikhovsky, Vladimir V; Hoving, Henk-Jan T (2020): Life history traits of the deep-sea pelagic cephalopods Japetella diaphana and Vampyroteuthis infernalis. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 164, 103365,
Median Latitude: 28.414510 * Median Longitude: -77.581548 * South-bound Latitude: 0.000000 * West-bound Longitude: -125.535000 * North-bound Latitude: 47.811100 * East-bound Longitude: -20.132700
Date/Time Start: 1963-09-18T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2017-10-14T00:00:00
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