Notonykia africanae

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Notonykia africanae
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Onychoteuthidae
Genus: Notonykia
N. africanae
Binomial name
Notonykia africanae
Nesis, Roeleveld & Nikitina, 1998[2]

Notonykia africanae ('African clubhook-squid',[3]) is a species of squid in the family Onychoteuthidae. It is the type species of the genus Notonykia. While the mature size of the species is unknown, it is known to reach a mantle length of at least 180 mm.[3] Tentacles reach approximately 70% of the mantle length, and contain 14-20 club hooks. Arms are known to reach 27-45% (arm I) and 33-55% (arms II-IV) of the mantle length; each containing 50-60 suckers. The species is located in southern waters off Australia, Tasmania,[3] New Zealand and South Africa.


  1. ^ Barratt, I. & Allcock, L. (2014). "Notonykia africanae". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T162999A962739. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T162999A962739.en. Downloaded on 17 March 2018.
  2. ^ Philippe Bouchet (2018). Bieler R, Bouchet P, Gofas S, Marshall B, Rosenberg G, La Perna R, Neubauer TA, Sartori AF, Schneider S, Vos C, ter Poorten JJ, Taylor J, Dijkstra H, Finn J, Bank R, Neubert E, Moretzsohn F, Faber M, Houart R, Picton B, Garcia-Alvarez O, eds. "Notonykia africanae Nesis, Roeleveld & Nikitina, 1998". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Grove, Simon; de Little, Rob. "Onychoteuthidae:". Retrieved 15 November 2017.

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