Octopoteuthidae

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Octopoteuthidae
Taningia danae Joubin 1931.jpg
Taningia danae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Octopoteuthidae
Berry, 1912 [1]
Type genus
Octopoteuthis
Rüppell, 1844
Genera

Octopoteuthis
Taningia

The Octopoteuthidae are a family of squid comprising two genera. The family is characterised by tentacles which cease to grow after the paralarval stage, and the use of a penis, instead of a hectocotylus.

Species[edit]

The species listed above with an asterisk (*) are questionable and need further study to determine if they are a valid species or a synonym.

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