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Argonautidae Cantraine, 1841

11785  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:11785)

accepted
Family
Genus Argonauta Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta nouryi Lorois, 1852
  » Species Argonauta cornutus Bosc, 1801 (nomen dubium)
  » Species Argonauta arctica Fabricius O., 1780 accepted as Limacina helicina (Phipps, 1774) (synonym)
  » Species Argonauta bibula Röding, 1798 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786 (synonym)
  » Species Argonauta boettgeri Maltzan, 1881 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786 (synonym)
  » Species Argonauta bulleri Kirk, 1886 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta compressus Blainville, 1826 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta conradi Parkinson, 1856 accepted as Argonauta nouryi Lorois, 1852
  » Species Argonauta cornu Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Lippistes cornu (Gmelin, 1791) (original combination)
  » Species Argonauta cornutus Conrad, 1854 accepted as Argonauta nouryi Lorois, 1852 (invalid: junior homonym of Argonauta cornutus Bosc, 1801; Argonauta conradi is a replacement name)
  » Species Argonauta corrugata Humphrey, 1797 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  » Species Argonauta corrugatus Humphrey, 1797 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 (unavailable name: published in a work placed on the Official Index)
  » Species Argonauta crassicosta Blainville, 1826 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta cygnus Monterosato, 1889 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta dispar Conrad, 1854 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta expansus Dall, 1872 accepted as Argonauta nouryi Lorois, 1852
  » Species Argonauta ferussaci Monterosato, 1914 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta gondola Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta gracilis Kirk, 1885 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta grandiformis Perry, 1811 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta gruneri Dunker, 1852 accepted as Argonauta nouryi Lorois, 1852
  » Species Argonauta haustrum Dillwyn, 1817 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta haustrum Wood, 1811 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  » Species Argonauta kochianus Dunker, 1852 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta minor Risso, 1854 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 (junior synonym)
  » Species Argonauta monterosatoi Monterosato, 1914 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta monterosatoi Coen, 1915 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta navicula Lightfoot, 1786 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta naviformis Conrad, 1854 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta nitidus Lamarck, 1822 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta oryzata Meuschen, 1787 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta owenii A. Adams & Reeve, 1848 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta pacificus Dall, 1871 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta papyraceus Röding, 1798 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta papyria Conrad, 1854 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758 (synonym)
  » Species Argonauta papyrius Conrad, 1854 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta politus Conrad, 1854 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta raricosta Blainville, 1826 accepted as Argonauta hians Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta rotundus Perry, 1811 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta sebae Monterosato, 1914 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta sulcatus Lamarck, 1801 accepted as Argonauta argo Linnaeus, 1758
  » Species Argonauta tuberculatus Röding, 1798 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta tuberculosus Schumacher, 1817 accepted as Argonauta nodosus Lightfoot, 1786
  » Species Argonauta uniumbilicatus O. G. Costa, 1830 accepted as Scissurella costata d'Orbigny, 1824
  » Species Argonauta vitreus Gmelin, 1791 accepted as Carinaria cristata (Linnaeus, 1767)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Description The argonauts or paper nautiluses (a misnamer, use of which must be discouraged) are very abundant in tropical to...  
Description The argonauts or paper nautiluses (a misnamer, use of which must be discouraged) are very abundant in tropical to warm-temperate waters of the world. A large number of nominal species exists, but the group needs revision to verify the species, perhaps 6 to 8 in all. The family is monotypic. The "shell", actually in incubation chamber for the eggs, is popular among collectors because of its beauty, coloration, sculpture and fragility. The largest species, Argonauta argo, attains a maximum size of nearly 30 cm shell diameter, it enters fish markets in India and Japan when fortuitous oceanographic conditions cause mass aggregations so that large numbers can be captured. Normally it is non-schooling, solitary group.

Sexual dimorphism very marked, with adult females relatively large, up to 10 to 15 times larger than adult males; hectocotylus of males autotomous (self-amputating) into the egg mass that is attached inside a large, external, calcium carbonate egg case ("paper nautilus shell") in which the female also resides, holding on to the case with extremely broad webs on the dorsal arms (l); suckers biserial; web weakly developed; no water pores; no shell vestige. [details]
MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Argonautidae Cantraine, 1841. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=11785 on 2020-08-09
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basis of record Finn J.K. (2013) Taxonomy and biology of the argonauts (Cephalopoda: Argonautidae) with particular reference to Australian material. <i>Molluscan Research</i> 33(3): 143-222. [details]   

additional source Finn J.K. (2014). Family Argonautidae. pp. 228-237, in P. Jereb, C.F.E. Roper, M.D. Norman & J.K. Finn eds. <em>Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date.</em> Volume 3. Octopods and Vampire Squids. <em>FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes [Rome, FAO].</em> 4(3): 353 pp. 11 pls.
page(s): 228 [details]   

identification resource Lu, C.C. & Chung, W.S. (2017). <em>Guide to the cephalopods of Taiwan</em>. National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan, 560 pp. ISBN 978-986-05-2569-4.
page(s): 514 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From other sources
Description The argonauts or paper nautiluses (a misnamer, use of which must be discouraged) are very abundant in tropical to warm-temperate waters of the world. A large number of nominal species exists, but the group needs revision to verify the species, perhaps 6 to 8 in all. The family is monotypic. The "shell", actually in incubation chamber for the eggs, is popular among collectors because of its beauty, coloration, sculpture and fragility. The largest species, Argonauta argo, attains a maximum size of nearly 30 cm shell diameter, it enters fish markets in India and Japan when fortuitous oceanographic conditions cause mass aggregations so that large numbers can be captured. Normally it is non-schooling, solitary group.

Sexual dimorphism very marked, with adult females relatively large, up to 10 to 15 times larger than adult males; hectocotylus of males autotomous (self-amputating) into the egg mass that is attached inside a large, external, calcium carbonate egg case ("paper nautilus shell") in which the female also resides, holding on to the case with extremely broad webs on the dorsal arms (l); suckers biserial; web weakly developed; no water pores; no shell vestige. [details]
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Chinese Chuán-Xiāo-Kē  [details]
Japanese カイダコ科  [details]