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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cranchiidae – Taoniinae: Teuthowenia pellucida (Chun, 1910) (‘googly-eyed cranch-squid’)

Synonym(s): pellucida Chun, 1910.
Typical mantle-length 200 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in southeastern and southwestern Australia (NSW, TAS, VIC, SA and WA); also widespread in the cool temperate zones of both hemispheres. 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: Cranchiidae
Subfamily: Taoniinae
Genus: Teuthowenia

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