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Molluscs of Tasmania

Neoteuthidae: Nototeuthis dimegacotyle Nesis & Nikitina, 1986 (‘big-suckered squid’)

Synonym(s): dimegacotyle Nesis & Nikitina, 1986.
Typical mantle-length 100 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states); also elsewhere in the southern Pacific Ocean. 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: Neoteuthidae
Genus: Nototeuthis

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