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Mastigoteuthis magna


Taxonavigation: Oegopsina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Cephalopoda
Subclassis: Coleoidea
Cohors: Neocoleoidea
Superordo: Decapodiformes
Ordo: Teuthida
Subordo: Oegopsina

Familia: Mastigoteuthidae
Genera (3): Idioteuthis – Mastigoteuthis – Mastigotragus



Mastigoteuthidae Verrill, 1881

Type Genus: Mastigoteuthis Verrill, 1881.


  • Braid, H.E.; McBride, P.D.; Bolstad, K.S.R. 2014: Molecular phylogenetic analysis of the squid family Mastigoteuthidae (Mollusca, Cephalopoda) based on three mitochondrial genes. Hydrobiologia, 725(1): 145–164. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-013-1775-3 Reference page
  • Verrill, A.E. 1881. The Cephalopods of the northeastern coast of America. Part II. The smaller Cephalopods, including the "squids" and the octopi, with other allied forms. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences 5(6):259-446
  • Young, R.E.; Vecchione, M.; Braid, H.E. 2014: Mastigotragus, a new generic name for Mastigoteuthis pyrodes Young, 1972 (Cephalopoda: Mastigoteuthidae). European journal of taxonomy, (105) DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2014.105 Reference page

Vernacular names

English: Whip-lash Squid