Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps


Compiler and date details

C.C. Lu, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan


The suborder Myopsida comprises two families; the monotypic Australiteuthidae and the speciose Loliginidae. Both families are recorded from Australian waters.



Eyes covered by a transparent membrane (cornea), except for a tiny hole, the 'lacrimal pore'. Mantle muscular. Buccal connectives seven-pointed and connect to the ventral arms on the ventral border. Left oviduct only developed. Paired, nidamental glands and accessory nidamental glands present. One or both ventral arms hectocotylised.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
20-Mar-2014 TEUTHIDA 20-Mar-2014 MODIFIED Dr Julian Finn (NMV)
12-Feb-2010 (import)