Family Cirroctopodidae - finned octopus

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  Class
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Cephalopoda
  No. of Genera in Ref.
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1
  No. of Species in Ref.
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4
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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  Remark
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Relatively muscular species with large fins; anterior-posterior elongation of the body not pronounced. Eyes tilt dorsally; lenses present. Secondary web absent. Gills half-orange form. Ink sac and radula absent. Posterior salivary glands absent. Digestive gland entire. Shell V-shaped with spike-like lateral walls. Suckers relatively small; enlarged suckers absent in mature males. Cirri of moderate length, equal to maximum sucker diameter. Mantle length to 180 mm; total length to >600 mm. Restricted to the southern hemisphere. This family contains a single genus and four species (Ref. 96968).
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  Division
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Marine
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
Glossary
                    [ e.g. cephalopods]


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