Mastigoteuthis is a genus
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 of whip-lash squid
Whip-lash squid
The Mastigoteuthidae, also known as whip-lash squid, are a family of small deep-sea squid. Approximately 20 known species in two genera are represented, with members found in both the mesopelagic and bathypelagic zone of most oceans...

 containing approximately 12 species. Some teuthologists consider Idioteuthis
Idioteuthis is a genus of whip-lash squid containing approximately seven species. Some teuthologists consider it synonymous with Mastigoteuthis.-Species:*Genus Idioteuthis**Idioteuthis cordiformis**Idioteuthis danae...

synonymous with this taxon
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  • Genus Mastigoteuthis
    • Mastigoteuthis agassizii
      Mastigoteuthis agassizii
      Mastigoteuthis agassizii is a species of whip-lash squid. It is the type species of the genus.-References:*Verrill, A.E. 1881. Report on the Cephalopods, and on Some Additional Species Dredged by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer "Fish Hawk", During the Season of 1880. Bulletin of the Museum of...

    • Mastigoteuthis atlantica
      Mastigoteuthis atlantica
      Mastigoteuthis atlantica is a species of whip-lash squid.-References:*Joubin, L. 1933. Notes préliminaires sur les Céphalopodes des croisières du Dana . 4e Partie. Annales de l'Institut Océanographique 13: 1-49.-External links:...

    • Mastigoteuthis dentata
      Mastigoteuthis dentata
      Mastigoteuthis dentata is a species of whip-lash squid.-External links:*...

    • ? Mastigoteuthis flammea
      Mastigoteuthis flammea
      Mastigoteuthis flammea is a species of whip-lash squid. The placement of this species in the genus Mastigoteuthis is questionable.-References:...

    • Mastigoteuthis glaukopsis
      Mastigoteuthis glaukopsis
      Mastigoteuthis glaukopsis is a species of whip-lash squid.-References:*Chun, C. 1910. Die Cephalopoden. Oegopsida. Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Tiefsee Expedition auf dem Dampfer "Valdivia" 1898-1899 18: 1-401....

    • Mastigoteuthis grimaldii
      Mastigoteuthis grimaldii
      Mastigoteuthis grimaldii is a species of whip-lash squid.-References:*Joubin, L. 1895. Contribution a l'étude des Céphalopodes de l'Atlantique Nord. Résultats des Campagnes scientifiques accomplies sur son yacht par Albert I Prince souverain de Monaco 9: 1-63.-External links:*...

    • Mastigoteuthis inermis
      Mastigoteuthis inermis
      Mastigoteuthis inermis is a species of whip-lash squid. Richard E. Young and Michael Vecchione consider it to be a junior synonym of the widely distributed M. magna.-References:...

    • Mastigoteuthis iselini
      Mastigoteuthis iselini
      Mastigoteuthis iselini is a species of whip-lash squid. Some authors treat it as a junior synonym of Mastigoteuthis atlantica....

    • Mastigoteuthis magna
      Mastigoteuthis magna
      Mastigoteuthis magna is a species of whip-lash squid, characterised by a lack of photophores. The skin is heavily pigmented a deep red by a numerous chromatophores.-References:...

    • Mastigoteuthis microlucens
    • Mastigoteuthis psychrophila
      Mastigoteuthis psychrophila
      Mastigoteuthis psychrophila is a species of whip-lash squid. It was first described by Kir Nazimovich Nesis in 1977, based on four individuals found in Antarctic waters. The largest was 143 mm long. The squid's tentacles are 15 mm in diameter, with 0.15 mm diameter club suckers. Integumental...

    • Mastigoteuthis pyrodes
      Mastigoteuthis pyrodes
      Mastigoteuthis pyrodes is a species of whip-lash squid.-References:*Young, R.E. 1972. The systematics and areal distribution of pelagic cephalopods from the seas off Southern California. Smithson. Contr. Zool. 97: 1-159.-External links:*...

    • ? Mastigoteuthis schmidti
      Mastigoteuthis schmidti
      Mastigoteuthis schmidti is a species of whip-lash squid.-References:*Degner, E. 1925. Cephalopoda. Report on the Danish Oceanographical Expeditions 1908-10 to the Mediterranean and Adjacent Seas 2: 1-94.-External links:*...

    • Octosquid
      Octosquid is the name given to what appears to be a new species of the genus Mastigoteuthis which was discovered at a depth of off the Hawaiian Islands in the summer of 2007. On June 12, 2007, the creature was identified as an unnamed species of squid....

       - new discovery as of July 2007.

The question mark (?) indicates questionable placement within the genus.

Magnapinna talismani
Magnapinna talismani
Magnapinna talismani is a species of bigfin squid known only from a single damaged specimen. It is characterised by small white nodules present on the ventral surface of its fins....

was previously placed in this genus, but is now considered a species of bigfin squid
Bigfin squid
The bigfin squids are a group of rarely seen cephalopods with a distinctive morphology. They are placed in the genus Magnapinna and family Magnapinnidae...


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