Cirroteuthis muelleri

Author: Eschricht, 1836


Size: Up to 1.5 m in length.

General: Arms with long cirri; do not extend beyond the bottom of the web. Arm tips do not have suckers or cirri present. Red-orange coloration with a diffuse white band in the upper region near/under the eye. Large rounded fins, white near base. Skin and underlying body tissue appears soft, exhibiting curtain-like wrinkles.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): North Atlantic, Arctic Ocean, North Pacific, New Zealand.

Published depth range: 700 - 4854 m

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information

Molecular data consultant: Stephanie Bush.


Encyclopedia of Life

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World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Collins, M.A. and R. Villanueva (2006). Taxonomy, Ecology and Behaviour of the Cirrate Octopods. In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, edited by R. N. Gibson, R. J. A. Atkinson, and J. D. M. Gordon. Taylor & Francis Group,New York, 277-322.

Citation: Cirroteuthis muelleri (Eschricht, 1836) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-17.
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