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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cranchiidae – Taoniinae: Taonius unplaced (‘unplaced cranch-squid’)


Typical mantle-length 600 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states). In Tasmanian waters, this species occurs well offshore, with available records from off the west and south coasts.


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

Localities for Taonius unplaced
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