Cirrothauma magna

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Cirrothauma magna
FMIB 48747 Cirrhoteuthis magna Hoyle, S Atlantic Two of the left arms and their web have been removed.jpeg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Family: Cirroteuthidae
Genus: Cirrothauma
C. magna
Binomial name
Cirrothauma magna
(Hoyle, 1885)
  • Cirroteuthis magna Hoyle, 1885

Cirrothauma magna is a species of deep-sea cirrate octopus that has been found in the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific oceans. It is known from only 4 specimens.[2] Their shells are somewhat saddle-shaped. C. magna is the sister taxon of Cirrothauma murrayi.[3]


  1. ^ Lyons, G; Allcock, L (2014). "Cirrothauma magna". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2014: e.T162939A955442. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  2. ^ Vecchione, Michael; Young, Richard. "Cirrothuama magna". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ Vecchione, Micheal; Young, Richard. "Cirrothauma". Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 12 March 2018.