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Taningia danae caught off the Massachusetts coast, the first specimen from the western North Atlantic.
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Domain: Eukaryota
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. For over 150 years, it has been believed to comprise a single species known as Taningia danae. Recently it has been shown to contain at least two new species (T. fimbria, T. rubea).[2] Another species, Taningia persica, has historically been referred to but has been questioned.

This genus is named after Danish fisheries biologist Åge Vedel Tåning (1890-1958).[3]

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. ^ Kelly, Jesse Tyler (2019). Systematics of the Octopoteuthidae Berry, 1912 (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) (Thesis thesis). Auckland University of Technology.
  3. ^ "Taningia danae, a deep-sea bioluminescent squid". The Cephalopod Page. Dr. James B. Wood. Retrieved 10 March 2018.

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