Histioteuthis bonnellii

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Umbrella squid
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Histioteuthidae
Genus: Histioteuthis
Species: H. bonnellii
Binomial name
Histioteuthis bonnellii
(Férussac, 1834)
  • Cranchia bonnellii
    Férussac, 1835
  • Cranchia bonelliana
    Férussac, 1835
  • Histioteuthis bonelliana
    Orbigny, 1835
  • Histioteuthis ruppelli
    Vérany, 1851
  • Histioteuthis collinsi
    Verrill, 1879
  • Histiopsis atlantica
    Hoyle, 1885

Histioteuthis bonnellii, the umbrella squid, is a species of cock-eyed squid.

H. bonnellii is one of the larger species in its genus, reaching 33 cm in mantle length.[1] It is distributed mostly in the Atlantic Ocean. It can be found off the coast of Argentina, South Africa, and the Tasman Sea. There may be several subspecies that exist in the Atlantic Ocean.[2]


  1. ^ Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney & C.E. Nauen 1984. Cephalopods of the world. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.
  2. ^ Young, R.E. & M. Vecchione 2006. Histioteuthis bonnellii (Ferussac 1834). The Tree of Life Web Project.

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