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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmmastrephidae Steenstrup, 1857 
AphiaID: 11760

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)
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Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOegopsida
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDosidicus Steenstrup, 1857
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEucleoteuthis Berry, 1916
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHyaloteuthis Gray, 1849
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIllex Steenstrup, 1880
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIllicinae Posselt, 1890
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMartialia Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNototodarus Pfeffer, 1912
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmmastrephes d'Orbigny, 1835
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmmastrephinae Steenstrup, 1857
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrnithoteuthis Okada, 1927
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenoteuthis Verrill, 1880
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTodarodes Steenstrup, 1880
Subfamily Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTodarodinae Adam, 1960
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTodaropsis Girard, 1890

Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLolimnites Risso, 1854 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmmastrephes d'Orbigny, 1835
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmmatostrephes accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOmmastrephes d'Orbigny, 1835
Genus Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSagittatus Risso, 1854 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTodarodes Steenstrup, 1880
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSymplectoteuthis Pfeffer, 1900 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSthenoteuthis Verrill, 1880
Environment marine
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription The family is characterized by an inverted T-shaped funnel locking cartilage, biserial suckers on the arms, tetraserial suckers on the tentacular clubs (except Illex which has 8 rows of suckers on the dactylus), buccal connectives that attach to the dorsal borders of arms IV, photophores in some genera, and a muscular bridge anterior to the funnel locking cartilage which passes from the funnel to the ventral surface of the head.

The inverted T-shaped funnel locking cartilage easily distinguishes this family from all others, even in the youngest stages. One genus, Symplectoteuthis, has the funnel mantle cartilages fused at a single point, but they are otherwise typical.

Three subfamilies are currently recognized: Ommastrephinae, Todarodinae, and Illicinae.

The Ommastrephinae is distinguished by the presence of a central pocket (foveola) and several side pockets in the funnel groove, and by the presence of photophores which are often deeply buried in the tissue of the mantle, head and arms. It comprises five genera: Ommastrephes, Symplectogeuthis, Dosidicus, Ornithoteuthis and Hyaloteuthis. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:11760
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2011-02-25 22:38:50Z  checked  Bouchet, Philippe
  
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  Citation: Bouchet, P. (2014). Ommastrephidae Steenstrup, 1857. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11760 on 2014-09-20
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