Bathyteuthidae: Bathyteuthis abyssicola  Hoyle, 1885 ('bathyal deepsea-squid')  

Synonym(s): megalops Verrill, 1885 abyssicola Hoyle, 1885.

Figure a: from Wikimedia Commons, original illustration from Chun (1910).

Typical mantle-length 70 mm.  Lives in offshore waters.  Native. Occurs inAustralia (QLD, NSW, TAS, VIC, SA, WA and NT); also widespread in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans.  In Tasmanian waters, this species occurs well offshore, with available records all from off the southeast coast.


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