Onykia

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Onykia
Onykia carriboea.jpg
Onykia carriboea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Onychoteuthidae
Genus: Onykia
Lesueur, 1821[1]
Type species
Onykia carriboea
Lesueur, 1821
Species

see text

Synonyms[1]
  • Moroteuthis Verrill, 1881
  • Moroteuthopsis Pfeffer, 1908
  • Onychia Latreille, 1825
  • Steenstrupiola Pfeffer, 1884
  • Teleoteuthis Verrill, 1882

Onykia is a genus of squids in the family Onychoteuthidae. Due to similarities between the genera, several recent authors consider the genus Moroteuthis a junior synonym of Onykia. The type species is Onykia carriboea, the tropical clubhook squid.

Species[edit]

The following are the valid species currently recognised as members of the genus Onkyia bu the World Register of Marine Species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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. "Onykia Leseuer, 1821". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 16 March 2018.

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