IUCN threat status:

Not evaluated

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Introduction

Traditionally only a single species, C. murrayi, was placed in this genus. O'shea (1999) placed Cirroteuthis magna in this genus on the basis of the similarity of the shells in the two species. These are fragile, gelatinous deep-sea cirrates.

Brief diagnosis:

A cirroteuthid ...

  • with shell with moderate saddle and triangular wings.
  • with normal eyes or reduced eyes lacking lenses.

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