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Molluscs of Tasmania

Onychoteuthidae: Ancistroteuthis lichtensteinii (Férussac [in Férussac & d’Orbigny], 1835) (‘Lichtenstein’s squid’)

Synonym(s): hamata Risso, 1854 lichtensteinii Férussac & d’Orbigny, 1839.

Typical mantle-length not yet documented. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states); also widespread in the warm temperate zones of both hemispheres. In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded from oceanic waters off southern Tasmania.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Goniodorididae
Genus: Ancistroteuthis

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available