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Molluscs of Tasmania

Histioteuthidae: Histioteuthis macrohista Voss, 1969 (‘large-webbed jewel-squid’)

Synonym(s): macrohista Voss, 1969.

Typical mantle-length 50 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW, 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

Localities for Histioteuthis macrohista
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