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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (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

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 23 - Mollusca - non-Gastropod groups Bivalves, Cephalopods, Chitons, etc.
Family: 23 629 Architeuthidae (giant squids) - show full list
Common Name: giant squid
Organism Type: a giant squid
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:
Habitat: Pelagic, Mesopelagic (200-1000m, Oceanic)
Pelagic, Bathypelagic (1000-2000m, Oceanic)
Parent Codes: 23 629901     Architeuthis spp.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-01-11
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (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. . doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.0273
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