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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cranchiidae – Taoniinae: Sandalops melancholicus Chun, 1906 (‘melancholy cranch-squid’)

Synonym(s): melancholicus Chun, 1906 bilucifer Lu & Clarke, 1974.
Typical mantle-length 100 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in eastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC); also widespread elsewhere.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Cranchiidae
Subfamily: Taoniinae
Genus: Sandalops

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