Inioteuthis japonica

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Inioteuthis japonica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiolida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Sepiolinae
Genus: Inioteuthis
Species: I. japonica
Binomial name
Inioteuthis japonica
(Orbigny, 1845)
  • Sepiola japonica Orbigny, 1845 in Férussac & Orbigny, 1834–1848
  • Inioteuthis inioteuthis Naef, 1912

Inioteuthis japonica is a species of bobtail squid native to the western Pacific Ocean, specifically the waters off China, Taiwan, and southern Japan.[1]

I. japonica grows to 20 mm in mantle length.[1]

The type specimen was collected off Japan. It was originally deposited at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, but is no longer extant.[2]


  1. ^ a b Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 153–203.
  2. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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