Alternate names: Piglet squid

Author: (Massy, 1907)


General: Large funnel and small paddle-like fins that attach above the muscular mantle.

Size: maximum 100 mm mantle length

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Throughout the world's tropical and subtropical oceans and, in the Atlantic Ocean, in north temperate waters.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Voss, N.A., S.J. Stephen, and Z. Gong (1992). Family Cranchiidae Prosch, 1849. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 513: 187-210.

Citation: Helicocranchia ((Massy, 1907)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Helicocranchia. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-05.
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