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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Grimalditeuthis
L. Joubin, 1898[2]
G. bonplandi
Binomial name
Grimalditeuthis bonplandi
(Vérany, 1839)

Loligopsis bonplandi Vérany, 1836 Grimalditeuthis richardi Joubin, 1898

  • Doratopsis sagitta Chun, 1908

Grimalditeuthis bonplandi is a squid named after the Grimaldi family, reigning house of Monaco. Prince Albert I of Monaco was an amateur teuthologist who pioneered the study of deep sea squids by collecting the 'precious regurgitations' of sperm whales. The specific name bonplandi refers to the French scientist Aimé Bonpland.

The squid was observed alive in the wild for the first time in 2005 in a study.[3]

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  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2014). "Grimalditeuthis bonplandi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T162952A957309. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T162952A957309.en. Downloaded on 3 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Julian Finn (2016). "Grimalditeuthis Joubin, 1898". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ Hoving, Hendrik J. T.; Zeidberg, Louis D.; Benfield, Mark C.; Bush, Stephanie L.; Robison, Bruce H.; Vecchione, Michael (2013-10-22). "First in situ observations of the deep-sea squid Grimalditeuthis bonplandi reveal unique use of tentacles". Proceedings. Biological Sciences. 280 (1769): 20131463. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1463. ISSN 1471-2954. PMC 3768303. PMID 23986106.

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