Grimalditeuthis bonplandi

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Grimalditeuthis bonplandi
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Grimalditeuthis
L. Joubin, 1898
Species: G. bonplandi
Binomial name
Grimalditeuthis bonplandi
(Vérany, 1839)

Grimalditeuthis bonplandi is a squid named after the Grimaldi family, reigning house of Monaco. Prince Albert I of Monaco was an amateur teuthologist who pioneered the study of deep sea squids by collecting the 'precious regurgitations' of sperm whales. The specific name bonplandi refers to the French scientist Aimé Bonpland.

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