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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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthis Rüppell, 1844
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOegopsida
Sources  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 Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaningia Joubin, 1931

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCucioteuthis Steenstrup, 1882 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaningia Joubin, 1931
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopodoteuthis Krohn, 1845 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthis Rüppell, 1844
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopodoteuthopsis Pfeffer, 1912 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthis Rüppell, 1844
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVerania Krohn, 1847 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOctopoteuthis Rüppell, 1844
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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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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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2016-06-11 23:30:29Z  changed  Finn, Julian
  
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  Citation: Finn, J. (2016). Octopoteuthidae. In: MolluscaBase (2016). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11741 on 2016-09-26
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