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Molluscs of Tasmania
Molluscs of Tasmania

Octopoteuthidae: Taningia danae Joubin, 1931 (‘Taning’s octopus-squid’)

Synonym(s):

danae Joubin, 1931
Typical mantle-length 1500 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs ineastern Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS and VIC); also elsewhere in tropical and temperate seas of both hemispheres. In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded as beak(s) recovered from the guts of beached whale(s).

Classification

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

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