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Molluscs of Tasmania

Onychoteuthidae: Notonykia africanae Nesis, Roeleveld & Nikitina, 1998 (‘African clubhook-squid’)

Synonym(s): africanae Nesis, Roeleveld & Nikitina.
Typical mantle-length 180 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS only); also New Zealand and South Africa. In Tasmanian waters, this species occurs well offshore, with the single available record from off the south coast; has also been recorded as beak(s) recovered from the guts of beached whale(s).


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Onychoteuthidae
Genus: Notonykia

Localities for Notonykia africanae
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