Cirrina

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Cirrina
Cirrothauma murrayi2.jpg
Oral view of Cirrothauma murrayi showing single row of suckers and paired cirri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Octopoda
Suborder: Cirrina
Grimpe, 1916 sensu Felley et al., 2001
Families

Opisthoteuthidae
Cirroteuthidae
Stauroteuthidae
Cirroctopodidae

Synonyms
  • Cirrata
    Grimpe, 1916
  • Cirroctopoda
    Young, 1989

Cirrina is one of the two suborders of octopus. Cirrina is also known as the finned, deep sea octopus. They have two fins on the head and a small internal shell. The paddle shaped fins help the Cirrina swim through the ocean.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Boyle, P.R. and Paul Rodhouse (2012). "Cephalopods: ecology and fisheries". books.google.com.au. Retrieved 19 January 2012.