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Molluscs of Tasmania

Histioteuthidae: Histioteuthis atlantica (Hoyle, 1885) (‘Atlantic jewel-squid’)

Synonym(s): atlantica Hoyle, 1885.

Typical mantle-length 200 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and VIC); also widespread in the cool temperate zones of both hemispheres. 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: Histioteuthidae
Genus: Histioteuthis

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