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Chtenopteryx sicula
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
(unranked): Neocoleoidea
Superorder: Decapodiformes
Superfamily: Bathyteuthoidea
Family: Chtenopterygidae
Grimpe, 1922
Genus: Chtenopteryx
Appellöf, 1890
Type species
Sepioteuthis sicula
Vérany, 1851[1]

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Chtenopteryx is a genus of small, muscular, midwater squid in the monotypic family Chtenopterygidae. Four species are presently recognized in the genus, but more are believed to exist.

These squid occupy tropical to subtropical waters, probably at depths of between 500 and 1,000 m during the day and near-surface waters at night.


The species listed above with an asterisk (*) is questionable and needs further study to determine if it is a valid species or a synonym.


  1. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "'Chtenopteryx Appellöf, 1890". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 25 February 2018. 

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