Family Argonautidae - argonauts, paper nautileses

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Cephalopoda
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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This family contains a single genus (Argonauta) and four species (A. argo, A. hians, A. nodosus and A. nouryi) (Ref. 96968). Small to medium-sized octopuses reaching 120 mm mantle length (females), less than 20 mm mantle length (males); epi to mesopelagic in deeper shelf and oceanic waters although occasionally encounteredd on the shelf (Ref. 346).
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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