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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthidae Berry, 1912 
AphiaID: 11741

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCephalopoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorColeoidea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDecapodiformes (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOegopsida (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOegopsida
Source  basis of record Vaught, K.C. (1989). A classification of the living Mollusca. American Malacologists: Melbourne, FL (USA). ISBN 0-915826-22-4. XII, 195 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthis Rüppell, 1844
Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaningia Joubin, 1931
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The family comprises only two genera, Octopoteuthis (not included in ID 592) and Taningia. It is characterized by biserial hooks on the arms (usually replaced by small biserial suckers near the arm tips); a lack of tentacles (in adults), buccal connectives that attached to the ventral borders of arms IV; a simple, straight, slightly broad funnel locking-cartilage; very large fins; light organs at the tips of development in Octopoteuthis, while they remain for some time in Taningia as small rudimentary filaments that bear a few distal club suckers; they eventually drop off in the juvenile stage. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:11741
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Octopoteuthidae Berry, 1912. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11741 on 2014-10-31
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