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Idioteuthis cordiformis.jpg
Idioteuthis cordiformis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Mastigoteuthidae
Genus: Idioteuthis
Sasaki, 1916[1]

Idioteuthis is a genus of whip-lash squid containing at least one species. Some teuthologists consider it synonymous with Mastigoteuthis, but genetics have confirmed the placement of this genus as distinct from all other genera in this family. The placement of Idioteuthis within the Mastigoteuthidae remains uncertain.


The taxon listed above with an asterisk (*) is a taxon inquirendum and needs further study to determine if it is a valid taxon or a synonym.


  1. ^ Philippe Bouchet (2018). "Idioteuthis Sasaki, 1916". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  • Salcedo-Vargas, M.A. 1997. Cephalopods from the Netherlands Indian Ocean Programme (NIOP) - II. Mastigoteuthid lineage and related forms. Beaufortia 47: 91-108.

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