Teuthowenia is a genus of glass squid in the subfamily Taoniinae. Members of this genus are characterized by their deep-sea habitat, clear bodies, and ability to engorge themselves with water to become larger when threatened. Each known species has a visible digestive gland, which serves a similar purpose as a stomach and liver.
It includes three species:
- Teuthowenia maculata (Leach, 1817) - found in the tropical waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean.
- Teuthowenia megalops (Prosch, 1849) - found in the subarctic, temperate, and (rarely) subtropical waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean.
- Teuthowenia pellucida (Chun, 1910) - found throughout the oceans of the southern hemisphere.
- ^ Nancy A. Voss (1985). "Systematics, biology and biogeography of the cranchiid cephalopod genus Teuthowenia (Oegopsida)". Bulletin of Marine Sciences 36 (1): 1–85. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/1985/00000036/00000001/art00001.
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