Mastigoteuthis

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Mastigoteuthis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Mastigoteuthidae
Genus: Mastigoteuthis
Verrill, 1881
Species

See text.

Synonyms
  • ?Chiroteuthoides
    Berry, 1920
  • Chiroteuthopsis
    Pfeffer, 1900

Mastigoteuthis is a genus of whip-lash squid containing approximately three species. Some teuthologists consider Idioteuthis synonymous with this taxon.

Species[edit]


Magnapinna talismani was previously placed in this genus, but is now considered a species of bigfin squid.

References[edit]

  • 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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