Martialia hyadesii

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Martialia hyadesii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Ommastrephidae
Genus: Martialia
Species: M. hyadesii
Binomial name
Martialia hyadesii
Rochebrune and Mabille, 1889

Martialia hyadesii is a species of squid commonly known as the sevenstar flying squid.


M. hyadesii occurs in epipelagic and mesopelagic waters of the Southern Ocean. Its range may be circumpolar with a Sub-Antarctic distribution[1]


These large squid are known to prey upon deep-sea ridgeheads and other mesopelagic fish, and to be preyed upon in turn by king penguins and albatrosses.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b Guerreiro, M.; Phillips, R.; Cherel, Y.; Ceia, F.; Alvito, P.; Rosa, R.; Xavier, J. (2015). "Habitat and trophic ecology of Southern Ocean cephalopods from stable isotope analyses" (PDF). Marine Ecology Progress Series. 530: 119–134. doi:10.3354/meps11266. 
  2. ^ Williams, Tony D. (1995). The Penguins: Spheniscidae. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-19-854667-2.