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Molluscs of Tasmania

Thysanoteuthidae: Thysanoteuthis rhombus Troschel, 1857 (‘diamondback squid’)

Synonym(s): rhombus Troschel, 1857 elegans Troschel, 1857 major Gray, 1828 filiferum Hoyle, 1904 danae Joubin, 1933.
Typical mantle-length 1000 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also widespread in warmer oceanic waters worldwide.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Thysanoteuthidae
Genus: Thysanoteuthis

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no coastal locality records for this species currently available