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Molluscs of Tasmania

Onychoteuthidae: Walvisteuthis virilis Nesis & Nikitina, 1986 (‘Walvis Ridge squid’)

Synonym(s): virilis Nesis & Nikitina, 1986.

Typical mantle-length 80 mm. Lives in offshore waters in midwater. Native. Occurs all around Australia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also widespread elsewhere.


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Onychoteuthidae
Genus: Walvisteuthis

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