Rahul Sharma

Ancistroteuthis

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Onychoteuthidae
Higher classification  Ancistroteuthis
Order  Squid
Suborder  Oegopsina
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
Subclass  Coleoidea
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Genus  Ancistroteuthis Gray, 1849
Scientific name  Ancistroteuthis lichtensteinii
Similar  Squid, Onychoteuthis, Hooked squid, Onykia, Histioteuthis reversa

Ancistroteuthis lichtensteinii, also known as the angel clubhook squid or simply angel squid, is a species of squid in the family Onychoteuthidae and the sole member of the genus Ancistroteuthis. It grows to a mantle length of 30 cm. It can be found in the western Mediterranean Sea, subtropical and tropical eastern Atlantic Ocean and western north Atlantic Ocean. Its diet include mesopelagic fish and pelagic crustaceans. It is sometimes taken as bycatch by commercial fisheries, but is not a targeted species.

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Ancistroteuthis Wikipedia


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