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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cranchiidae – Taoniinae: Helicocranchia pfefferi Massy, 1907 (‘Pfeffer’s cranch-squid’)

Synonym(s): pfefferi Massy, 1907.

Typical mantle-length 80 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Endemic to eastern Australia (QLD, NSW and TAS).


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Cranchiidae
Subfamily: Taoniinae
Genus: Helicocranchia

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