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Thysanoteuthis rhombus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Thysanoteuthidae
Keferstein, 1866
Genus: Thysanoteuthis
Troschel, 1857[1]
Type species
Thysanoteuthis rhombus
Troschel, 1857

Thysanoteuthis danae
Thysanoteuthis nuchalis
Thysanoteuthis rhombus

  • Cirrobrachium
    Hoyle, 1904

Thysanoteuthis is a genus of large squid comprising one well-known species, the diamond squid, and two dubious taxa.


The species listed above with an asterisk (*) are questionable and need further study to determine if they are valid species or synonyms. The question mark (?) indicates questionable placement within the genus.


  1. ^ Julian Finn (2016). Bieler R, Bouchet P, Gofas S, Marshall B, Rosenberg G, La Perna R, Neubauer TA, Sartori AF, Schneider S, Vos C, ter Poorten JJ, Taylor J, Dijkstra H, Finn J, Bank R, Neubert E, Moretzsohn F, Faber M, Houart R, Picton B, Garcia-Alvarez O (eds.). "Thysanoteuthis Troschel, 1857". MolluscaBase. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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