Onykia

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Onykia
Onykia carriboea.jpg
Onykia carriboea
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Onychoteuthidae
Genus: Onykia
Lesueur, 1821
Species
Synonyms
  • Onychia Latreille, 1825
  • Steenstrupiola Pfeffer, 1884

Onykia is a genus of squids in the family Onychoteuthidae. Due to similarities between the genera, several recent authors consider the genus Moroteuthis a junior synonym of Onykia. The type species is Onykia carriboea, the tropical clubhook squid.

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