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Molluscs of Tasmania

Gonatidae: Gonatus (Gonatus) antarcticus Lönnberg, 1898 (‘Antarctic squid’)

Synonym(s): antarcticus Lönnberg, 1898.

Typical mantle-length 320 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS only); also the Southern Ocean. 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: Gonatidae
Genus: Gonatus

Localities for Gonatus antarcticus
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