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Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopoteuthidae: Octopoteuthis sicula Rüppell, 1844 (‘Rüppell’s octopus-squid’)

Synonym(s): sicula Rüppell, 1844.
Typical mantle-length 200 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS only); also the northeast Atlantic Ocean. In Tasmanian waters there are records of this species from well offshore, off the south coast; however, they may refer to a different species since Tasmania is well beyond the normal range for this species.


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

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available