IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

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Introduction

Members of Cirroctopus are more muscular than is typical for cirrate octopods. The fins are extremely large and the eyes tilt dorsally. Members of the genus are restricted to high latitudes of the southern hemisphere. Cirroctopus is probably the most distinctive of the four opisthoteuthid genera.

Brief diagnosis:

An opisthoteuthid ...

  • with very large fins.
  • with V-shaped shell.

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