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Histioteuthis sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Histioteuthidae
Verrill, 1881
Genus: Histioteuthis
Orbigny, 1841

17 species and subspecies, see text

Histioteuthis is a genus of squid and the only member of the Histioteuthidae family. It goes by the common name cock-eyed squid, because in all species the right eye is normal-sized, round, blue and sunken; whereas the left eye is at least twice the diameter of the right eye, tubular, yellow-green, faces upward, and bulges out of the head.


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