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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cycloteuthidae: Cycloteuthis akimushkini Filippova, 1968 (‘Akimushkin’s squid’)

Synonym(s): akimushkini Filippova, 1968.

Typical mantle-length not yet determined. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states); also widespread in warmer oceanic waters worldwide. In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded as beak(s) recovered from the guts of beached whale(s).


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Cycloteuthidae
Genus: Cycloteuthis

Localities for Cycloteuthis akimushkini
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