Batoteuthis skolops

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Bush-club squid
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Batoteuthidae
Young & Roper, 1968
Genus: Batoteuthis
Young & Roper, 1968
Species: B. skolops
Binomial name
Batoteuthis skolops
Young & Roper, 1968

Batoteuthis skolops, the bush-club squid, is the single rare species in genus Batoteuthis, which is the only genus in family Batoteuthidae. The squid is found in Antarctic waters, and reaches a mantle length of at least 350 mm. Some features of this creature are a small head, a long tail and a very peculiar tentacle with six series of suckers on the club.

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