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Molluscs of Tasmania

Histioteuthidae: Stigmatoteuthis hoylei (Goodrich, 1896) (‘flowervase jewel-squid’)

Synonym(s): hoylei Goodrich, 1896 chuni Pfeffer, 1912 dofleini Pfeffer, 1912.

Typical mantle-length 200 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states); also widespread in warmer oceanic waters worldwide. 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: Histioteuthidae
Genus: Stigmatoteuthis

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