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Todarodes filippovae
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Ommastrephidae
Subfamily: Todarodinae
Genus: Todarodes
Steenstrup, 1880 [1]
Type species
Loligo sagittata
Lamarck, 1798

Todarodes is a genus of flying squid from the subfamily Todarodinae, of which it is the type genus. [1] The genus contains five species which are partially allopatric but between them their distributions encompass most of the world's oceans and seas. These squid have a funnel groove with foveola, a hectocotylised fourth arm and tentacular stalks which lack free trabeculae. [2]


The following species are members of Todarodes, with their vernacular names: [1] [3]

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