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Molluscs of Tasmania

Lycoteuthidae: Lycoteuthis lorigera (Steenstrup, 1875) (‘crowned firefly-squid’)

Synonym(s): lorigera Steenstrup, 1875 diadema Chun, 1900 jattai Pfeffer, 1900 planctonicum Pfeffer, 1912 inermis Robson, 1926.

Typical mantle-length 180 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southern Australia (TAS and SA); also New Zealand. 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: Lycoteuthidae
Genus: Lycoteuthis

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