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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

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

CAAB Code: 23 623002 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Onychoteuthis aequimanus   Gabb, 1868

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 623 Onychoteuthidae (hooked squids) - show full list
Common Name: [a hooked squid]
Organism Type: a hooked squid
Synonyms: Onychoteuthis banksii (mis-dentification)
Chaunoteuthis mollis (spent, senescent females)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Pelagic, Epipelagic (0-200m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Abyssopelagic (2000m+, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 23 623905     Onychoteuthis spp.
Previous Codes
(if any)
00 905115, 905115
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [31] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This species was previously mis-identified as the Atlantic species Onychoteuthis banksii, previously believed to be a cosmopolitan species, and included what are now recognised to be a number of different species. Any records of O. banksii from Australian and nearby waters need to be examined to determine their true identity, as more than one species from this region has been previously been included under the latter name. This code replaces previous (interim) CAAB code 00 905115
Common/Standard Name Notes: The FAO name "common clubhook squid" referred to all forms previously included under O. banksii sensu lato - now this complex has been separated into distinct species, FAO may use a different common name for each one.

AFD NZOR-6-111009
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
ITIS 82440
View at ITIS
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-03-02
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Roper, C.F.E., Nigmatullin, C., Jereb, P., 2010. Squids. Family Ommastrephidae. In: Jereb, P. Roper, C.F.E., Editors, Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of cephalopod species known to date. Volume 2. Myopsid and oegopsid squids.. FAO Species Catalogue for Fisheries Purposes., No. 4, Vol. 2: 269-347. FAO, Rome
Scientific Name
verified against
Bolstad, K.S.R., 2010. Systematics of the Onychoteuthidae Gray, 1847 (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida)., Zootaxa, Vol. 2696: 1-186.
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