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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Cephalopoda
Subclassis: Coleoidea
Cohors: Neocoleoidea
Superordo: Decapodiformes
Ordo: Teuthida
Subordo: Oegopsina
Familia: Octopoteuthidae
Genera: Octopoteuthis - Taningia


Octopoteuthidae Berry, 1912

Vernacular names

* English: eight-armed squids


* Berry, S.S. 1912. A catalogue of Japanese Cephalopoda. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 64(2):380-444

Octopoteuthidae is a family of squid comprising two genera. The family is characterised by tentacles which cease to grow after the paralarval stage; and the use of a penis, instead of a hectocotylus.


* Genus Octopoteuthis
o Octopoteuthis danae
o Octopoteuthis deletron
o Octopoteuthis indica *
o Octopoteuthis longiptera
o Octopoteuthis megaptera
o Octopoteuthis nielseni
o Octopoteuthis rugosa
o Ruppell's Octopus Squid, Octopoteuthis sicula
* Genus Taningia
o Dana Octopus Squid, Taningia danae
o Taningia persica *

The species listed above with an asterisk (*) are questionable and need further study to determine if they are a valid species or a synonym.

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