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Taningia danae caught off the Massachusetts coast, the first specimen from the western North Atlantic.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Octopoteuthidae
Genus: Taningia
Joubin, 1931[1]
Type species
Taningia danae
Joubin, 1931

Taningia danae
Taningia persica

Taningia is a genus of squid in the family Octopoteuthidae. It has one confirmed species, Taningia danae. Another species, Taningia persica, is suggested, but has been questioned. The genus is named after Danish fisheries biologist Åge Vedel Tåning (1890-1958).[2]

Ventral view of Taningia danae


  1. ^ Julian Finn (2016). "Taningia Joubin, 1931". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Taningia danae, a deep-sea bioluminescent squid". The Cephalopod Page. Dr. James B. Wood. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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