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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Sapphirina auronitens

A image of the Giant Squid Architeuthis dux (photographed by T. Kubodera)

Taxonomic Index



This index is modified from that created by R. Young, M. Vecchione and K. Mangold and presented as the Index to Cephalopods on the Tree of Life
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Cephalopoda

  1. Nautiloidea
  2. Coleoidea
    1. Octopodiformes
      1. Octopoda
        1. Cirrata
          1. Opisthoteuthidae
            1. Opisthoteuthis

                Opisthoteuthis agassii

            2. Grimpoteuthis

                Grimpoteuthis sp.

          2. Stauroteuthidae

              Stauroteuthis syrtensis

        2. Incirrata
          1. Tremoctopodidae

              Tremoctopus violaceus

          2. Alloposidae
              1. Haliphron atlanticus

                  Haliphron atlanticus

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          1. Octopodidae
            1. Bathypolypus

                Bathypolypus arcticus

            2. Benthoctopus

                Benthoctopus sp.

          2. Vitreledonellidae
              1. Vitreledonella richardi

                  Vitreledonella richardi

    2. Decapodiformes
      1. Oegopsida
          1. Brachioteuthidae
            1. Brachioteuthis

                Brachioteuthis beanii

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          1. Chiroteuthidae
            1. Chiroteuthis

                Chiroteuthis sp.

          2. Mastigoteuthidae

              Mastigoteuthis magna

          3. Magnapinnidae?

              Mystery Squid

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          1. Cranchiidae
            1. Taonius

                Taonius pavo

            2. Teuthowenia
              1. Teuthowenia megalops

                  Teuthowenia megalops

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          1. Histioteuthidae
            1. Histioteuthis

                Histioteuthis sp.

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          1. Pholidoteuthidae
            1. Pholidoteuthis

                Pholidoteuthis adami

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    3. Myopsida
          1. Loliginidae
            1. Loligo

                Loligo sp.

            2. Pickfordiateuthis
              1. Pickfordiateuthis bayeri

                  Pickfordiateuthis bayeri

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