Cirrothauma murrayi

Author: Chun, 1911


General: Long arms, elongate body, large fins. C. murrayi often has heavier pigmentation around the arms and lighter pigmentation on head and mantle, particularly near the eyes. The critical factor, however, are the extremely small eyes. Even though some other cirroteuthids and stauroteuthids have small eyes, those of C. murrayi are distinctly smaller and they don't have lenses.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Demersal.

Ocean range (global): Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans.

Published depth range: 2430 - 4846 m

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Richard E. Young, Professor of Oceanography, University of Oceanography.


Encyclopedia of Life

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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: Cirrothauma murrayi (Chun, 1911) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-12-10.
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