CranchiinaeRichard E. Young
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This is a much less diverse subfamily than the Taoniinae.
A cranchiid ...
- with many small, round photophores on eyeball.
- with cartilagenous tubercules dispersed and/or in strips on mantle.
Comparison of Cranchiinae genera
|Cartilagenous tubercules||Stalked eyes in paralarvae||Funnel valve||Suckers in medial two series on club manus|
|Cranchia||cover mantle||No||Yes||Not enlarged|
|Leachia||on single cartilagenous strips||Yes||No ||Enlarged|
|Liocranchia||on double, diverging cartilagenous strips||No||Yes||Not enlarged|
Voss, N. A. 1980. A generic revision of the Cranchiidae (Cephalopoda; Oegopsida). Bull. Mar. Sci. 30: 365-412.
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- First online 17 September 2004
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Young, Richard E. 2008. Cranchiinae http://tolweb.org/Cranchiinae/19540/2008.04.22 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 22 April 2008 (under construction).