CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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CAAB Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Mollusca (phylum)  »  Cephalopoda (class)  »  Oegopsida (order)  »  Architeuthidae (family)

CAAB Code: 23 629001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority
Architeuthis dux    Steenstrup, 1857
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups
Family: Architeuthidae (giant squids) - show full list
Common Name: giant squid
Common Names List: giant squid
Recent Synonyms: Architeuthis kirki
Architeuthis kirkii
Architeuthis sanctipauli
Architeuthis clarkei
Architeuthis hartingi
Architeuthis japonica
Architeuthis longimanus
Architeuthis martensii
Architeuthis monachus
Architeuthis nawaji
Architeuthis physeteris
Architeuthis princeps
Architeuthis stockii
Architeuthis verrilli
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Regions: Australia (inc. subantarctic territories)
New Zealand (inc. subantarctic territories)
Southern Ocean (non coastal)
South Pacific (Fiji etc.)
Tropical Indo-Pacific (countries N/NE Australia)
Indian Ocean (non coastal)
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 23 629901     Architeuthis spp.
Organism Type: a giant squid

Australian Faunal Directory (AFD)
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
World Register of Marine Species
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-01-11
View at WoRMS    - also at OBIS (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Lu, C.C., 2001. Cephalopoda. In: Wells, A. Houston, W. W. K. , Editors, Zoological catalogue of Australia. Volume 17.2. Mollusca: Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, Cephalopoda: 129-308. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.
Scientific Name
verified against
Winkelmann, I. Campos, P.F. Strugnell, J. Cherel, Y. Smith, P.J. Kubodera, T. Allcock, L. Kampmann, M.-L. Schroeder, H. Guerra, A. Norman, M. Finn, J. Ingrao, D. Clarke, M. Gilbert, M.T.P., 2013. Mitochondrial genome diversity and population structure of the giant squid Architeuthis: genetics sheds a new light on one of the most enigmatic marine species., Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Vol. 280. .
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