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Loligo vulgaris1.jpg
European squid (Loligo vulgaris)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Myopsida
Family: Loliginidae
Lesueur, 1821

See text.

  • Loligoidea Lesueur, 1821 (in part)
  • Loligidae d'Orbigny, 1845
  • Loliginei Steenstrup, 1861
  • Pickfordiateuthidae Voss, 1953

Loliginidae, commonly known as pencil squids, is an aquatic family of squid classified in the order Myopsida.


The family Loliginidae was formerly classified in the order Teuthida.

Taxonomic list[edit]

Caribbean reef squid
(Sepioteuthis sepioidea)
Bigfin reef squid
(Sepioteuthis lessoniana)

The classification below follows Vecchione et al. (2005)[2] and the Tree of Life Web Project (2010).[3]

Several doubtfully distinct species have also been described; see the genus articles for these.


  1. ^ Brakoniecki, T.F. (1996). A revision of the genus Pickfordiateuthis Voss, 1953 (Cephalopoda; Myopsida). Bulletin of Marine Science 58(1): 9–28.
  2. ^ Vecchione, M., E. Shea, S. Bussarawit, F. Anderson, D. Alexeyev, C.-C. Lu, T. Okutani, M. Roeleveld, C. Chotiyaputta, C. Roper, E. Jorgensen & N. Sukramongkol. (2005). "Systematics of Indo-West Pacific loliginids" (PDF). Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66: 23–26.
  3. ^ Vecchione, M. & R.E. Young. (2010). Loliginidae Lesueur, 1821. The Tree of Life Web Project.

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