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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Sepiida
Family: Sepiolidae
Subfamily: Heteroteuthidinae
Genus: Stoloteuthis
(Verrill, 1881)[1]
Type species
Sepiola leucoptera
Verrill, 1878

Stoloteuthis is a small genus of bobtail squid in the family Sepiolidae and the subfamily Heteroteuthidinae with one species, Stoloteuthis leucoptera, which is found in the western and eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Antarctic Ocean and the southwestern Pacific Ocean.[2] The other species, Stoloteuthis japonica. was described in 2011 from a type specimen collected off northeastern Honshu.[3]


There are currently two recognised species of Stoloteuthis:[1]


  1. ^ a b Julian Finn (2016). "Stoloteuthis Verrill, 1881". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  2. ^ Allcock, L.; Barratt, I. (2012). "Stoloteuthis leucoptera". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T162502A903824. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T162502A903824.en. Downloaded on 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ Tsunemi Kuboder; Takashi Okutani (2011). "New Additions of Luminous Bobtail Squids to the Japanese Cephalopod Fauna (Sepiolida: Sepiolidae: Heteroteuthinae". Venus. 69 (3–4): 145–161.