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Rossia moelleri

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Sepiolida
Subfamily  Rossiinae
Scientific name  Rossia moelleri
Rank  Species
Phylum  Mollusca
Family  Sepiolidae
Genus  Rossia
Higher classification  Rossia
Similar  Rossia, Cephalopod, Bobtail squid, Sepiolidae, Molluscs

Rossia moelleri is a species of bobtail squid native to the northern Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, eastward to the Laptev Sea and westward to Amundsen Bay. It occurs off western and northeastern Greenland, northeastern Canada, Labrador, Spitsbergen, Jan Mayen, and in the Kara Sea. R. moelleri lives at depths from 17 to 250 m.

R. moelleri grows to 50 mm in mantle length.

In Norwegian waters, R. moelleri is preyed upon by haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) and Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua).

The type specimen was collected off Greenland. It was originally deposited at the Zoologisk Museum of Kobenhavns Universitet in Copenhagen, but is no longer extant.

References

Rossia moelleri Wikipedia


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