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Taningia danae caught off the Massachusetts coast, the first specimen from the western North Atlantic.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Octopoteuthidae
Genus: Taningia
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 Aage Vedel Taaning (1890-1958).

Ventral view of Taningia danae

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