Rossia megaptera

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Rossia megaptera
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Rossiinae
Genus: Rossia
R. megaptera
Binomial name
Rossia megaptera

Rossia megaptera, also known as the big-fin bobtail squid, is a species of bobtail squid native to the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, specifically Davis Strait, western Greenland, and off New York, in Hudson Canyon. It lives at depths from 179 to 1,536 m.[3] It can grow up to 41 mm in mantle length.[4][5]

This type specimen was collected in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean and is deposited at the Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, Connecticut.[6]


  1. ^ Barratt, I.; Allcock, L. (2012). "Rossia megaptera". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162575A920117. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162575A920117.en. Downloaded on 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Rossia megaptera Verrill, 1881". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ Reid, A. & P. Jereb 2005. Family Sepiolidae. In: P. Jereb & C.F.E. Roper, eds. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae). FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. Rome, FAO. pp. 153–203.
  4. ^ Stephen, S.J. 1982. An Annotated Checklist/Key of the Cephalopods of the Canadian Atlantic. A document of The Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, New Brunswick.
  5. ^ Latitude and Longitude Data for Rossia megaptera Archived 2003-02-28 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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