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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cranchiidae – Cranchiinae: Leachia cyclura Lesueur, 1821 (‘cyclura cranch-squid’)

Synonym(s): cyclura Lesueur, 1821.

Typical mantle-length 150 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Predatory on fish. Native. Occurs in northern, western and eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and WA); also elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Cranchiidae
Subfamily: Cranchiinae
Genus: Leachia

Localities for Leachia cyclura
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