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Molluscs of Tasmania

Vampyroteuthidae: Vampyroteuthis infernalis Chun, 1903 (‘vampire squid’)

Synonym(s): infernalis Chun, 1903.
Typical mantle-length 120 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs in eastern Australia (QLD and TAS); also widespread elsewhere. In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded as beak(s) recovered from the guts of beached whale(s).


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Vampyromorpha
Superfamily: Vampyromorpha – unplaced
Family: Vampyroteuthidae
Genus: Vampyroteuthis

Localities for Vampyroteuthis infernalis
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