Family Alloposidae - gelatinous giant octopods

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Cephalopoda
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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The suggestion in the literature that the family Alloposidae must be corrected to Haliphronidae (Hochberg et al., 1992) is inconsistent with the recent International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (1999), Article 40.1. A single species, Haliphron atlanticus, is currently recognized in this family (Ref. 96968). medium-sized octopuses reaching 150 mm mantle length; epi to mesopelagic oceanic octopods (Ref. 346).
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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