Amphitretus

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Amphitretus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Superfamily: Octopodoidea
Family: Amphitretidae
Subfamily: Amphitretinae
Genus: Amphitretus
Hoyle, 1885
Type species
Amphitretus pelagicus
Hoyle, 1885[1]
Species

Amphitretus is a genus of pelagic gelatinous octopuses. It is the sole genus of subfamily Amphitretinae, one of three subfamilies in the family Amphitretidae and consists of two species. Some authorities consider Amphitretus thielei as a subspecies of Amphitretus pelagicus, which would make the genus monotypic.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philippe Bouchet (2013). "Amphitretus Hoyle, 1885". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 3 February 2018.