Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Compiler and date details

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


This second Teuthida order, Oegopsida, is represented by 24 families in Australia waters, including the waters of the Australian Antarctic Territores.



Eyes opened without cornea, in direct contact with sea water. Mantle may be muscular or semigelatinous. Buccal connectives six-, seven- or eight-pointed and connect to ventral arms on either dorsal or ventral border. Funnel locking-cartilage may be simple or complex and modified, or may be fused with mantle. Oviducts both developed. Paired nidamental glands present except in Enoploteuthinae. Accessory nidamental glands absent. Hectocotylisation affects one or both ventral arms, or absent altogether.


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)