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Molluscs of Tasmania

Histioteuthidae: Histioteuthis reversa (Verrill, 1880) (‘reversed jewel-squid’)

Synonym(s): reversa Verrill, 1880.

Typical mantle-length 50 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS only); also widespread in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. In Tasmanian waters, this species occurs well offshore, with available records all from off the south and east coasts.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Histioteuthidae
Genus: Histioteuthis

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available