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Chtenopteryx sicula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina/Bathyteuthoidea
Family: Chtenopterygidae
Grimpe, 1922
Genus: Chtenopteryx
Appellöf, 1890

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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.

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