Loliginidae

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Loliginidae
Loligo vulgaris1.jpg
European Squid (Loligo vulgaris)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Myopsina
Family: Loliginidae
Lesueur, 1821
Genera

Afrololigo
Alloteuthis
Doryteuthis
Heterololigo
Loligo
Loliolus
Lolliguncula
Pickfordiateuthis
Sepioteuthis
Uroteuthis

Synonyms[1]

Loligoidea Lesueur, 1821 (in part)
Loligidae d'Orbigny, 1845
Loliginei Steenstrup, 1861
Pickfordiateuthidae Voss, 1953

The Loliginidae, commonly known as pencil squids, are an aquatic family of the order Teuthida (squid).

Species[edit]

Caribbean Reef Squid
(Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
Bigfin Reef Squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)

The classification below follows Vecchione et al. (2005)[2] and the Tree of Life Web Project (2010).[3]

Several doubtfully distinct species have also been described; see the genus articles for these.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brakoniecki, T.F. (1996). A revision of the genus Pickfordiateuthis Voss, 1953 (Cephalopoda; Myopsida). Bulletin of Marine Science 58(1): 9–28.
  2. ^ Vecchione, M., E. Shea, S. Bussarawit, F. Anderson, D. Alexeyev, C.-C. Lu, T. Okutani, M. Roeleveld, C. Chotiyaputta, C. Roper, E. Jorgensen & N. Sukramongkol. (2005). Systematics of Indo-West Pacific loliginids. PDF Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66: 23–26.
  3. ^ Vecchione, M. & R.E. Young. (2010). Loliginidae Lesueur, 1821. The Tree of Life Web Project.

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