General: Often appear to have bloated bodies and short arms. Often observed in the "cockatoo posture" with the arms and tentacles folded back over the head.
Size: 10 cm to 2 m (mantle length).
Published depth range: 200 to 1,000 m
Ocean range (global): Worldwide in tropical and temperate waters; also known from the Arctic and Southern Oceans.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
MBA Link Notes (unverified)
Citation: Cranchiidae (unknown) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Cranchiidae. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-06-24.