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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopoteuthidae: Octopoteuthis rugosa Clarke, 1880 (‘rough octopus-squid’)

Synonym(s): rugosa Clarke, 1980.
Typical mantle-length 200 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (NSW and TAS); also the southern Indian Ocean and possibly New Zealand.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Octopoteuthidae
Genus: Octopoteuthis

Localities for Octopoteuthis rugosa
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