Histioteuthis hoylei

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Flowervase jewel 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. hoylei
Binomial name
Histioteuthis hoylei
(Goodrich, 1896)
  • Histioteuthis dofleini
    Pfeffer, 1912
  • Stigmatoteuthis chuni
    Pfeffer, 1912
  • Stigmatoteuthis arcturi
    Robson, 1948

Histioteuthis hoylei, commonly called the flowervase jewel squid, is a species of cock-eyed squid. It is native to tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.[1] It grows to 20 cm in mantle length.[1] The eyes of this species are highly dimorphic.[2]


  1. ^ a b Norman, M.D. 2000. Cephalopods: A World Guide. ConchBooks, Hackenheim.
  2. ^ Young, Richard Edward (1975). "Function of the dimorphic eyes in the midwater squid Histioteuthis dofleini". Pacific Science. 29 (2): 211–8. hdl:10125/953. 

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