Taxa Associated with the Family Cycloteuthidae Naef, 1923

Michael J. Sweeney and Richard E. Young

(data as of June 2002)

Nominal Genus-Level Taxa

Cycloteuthis Joubin, 1919:1.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Young and Roper (1969:2)
TYPE SPECIES. -- Cycloteuthis sirventi Joubin, 1919 by monotypy

Discoteuthis Young and Roper, 1969:5.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Nesis (1987:240)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Discoteuthis discus Young and Roper, 1969 by original designation

Nominal Species-Level Taxa (As Introduced Binomial)

Cycloteuthis akimushkini Filippova, 1968:119, figs 1-2.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Nesis (1987:240)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Indian Ocean (9∞57'S, 91∞31'E)

Discoteuthis discus Young and Roper, 1969:5, pls 3-4, 7-9.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Nesis (1987:240)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- NMNH Holotype 576214 [fide Roper and Sweeney (1978:6)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 03∞50'N, 02∞37'W (Atlantic Ocean)

Discoteuthis laciniosa Young and Roper, 1969:9, pls 5-9.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Nesis (1987:241)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- NMNH Holotype 576215 [fide Roper and Sweeney (1978:8)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 33∞04'N, 64∞37'W (Atlantic Ocean)

Cycloteuthis sirventi Joubin, 1919:1, figs 1-2.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Young and Roper (1969:2)
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- MOM Holotype [station 3213] [fide Belloc (150:5)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 30∞45'40"N, 25∞47'W, off Madeira

Type Repositories

MOM- MusÈe OcÈanographique, Avenue Saint-Martin, Monaco-Ville, MC 98000, Monaco.† [For type catalog see Belloc (1950)]

NMNH-National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution Avenue, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, U.S.A. (formerly USNM).† [For type catalogs see Roper and Sweeney (1978); Sweeney et al. (1988)]

ZMMGU-Zoological Museum, Moscow State University, u1. Gensena 6, Moscow, Russia.† [For type catalog see Ivanov and Sysoev (2000)]


Belloc, G. 1950.  Catalogue des types de Céphalopodes du Musée Océanographique de Monaco.  Bulletin de l'Institut Océanographique, 970:1-10.

Filippova, Y.A. 1968.  A new species of the genus Cycloteuthis (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida).  Malacological Review, 1:119-124, 2 figures.

Ivanov, D.L. and A.V. Sysoev. 2000.  Types of Mollusca in the Zoological Museum of Moscow University. Archives of the Zoological Museum of Moscow State University, 40:1-187 (In Russian and English).

Joubin, L. 1919.  Estudes preliminaires dur les Céphalopodes recueillis au cours des croisières de S.A.S. le Prince de Monaco. 7e Note: Cycloteuthis sirventi nov. gen. et sp.  Bulletin de l'Institut Oceanographique, 351:1-7, 2 figures.

Naef, A. 1923.  Die Cephalopoden.  Fauna e Flora de Golfo di Napoli, Monograph 35, 1(1)(part 2):149-863, figures 63-473.

Nesis, K.N. 1982.  Abridged key to the cephalopod Molluscs of the world's oceans. Moscow: Light and Food Industry Publishing House, 385 pages. (In Russian; see Nesis, 1987 for abridged English translation)

Nesis, K.N. 1987.  Cephalopods of the World; Squids, cuttlefishes, Octopuses, and Allies. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA, 351 pages.

Roper, C.F.E. and M.J. Sweeney. 1978.  A catalog of the type-specimens of Recent Cephalopoda in the National Museum of Natural History.  Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 278:1-19.

Sweeney, M.J., C.F.E. Roper, and F.G. Hochberg. 1988.  Catalog of the type specimens of Recent Cephalopoda described by S. Stillman Berry.  Malacologia, 29(1):7-19.

Young, R.E. and C.F.E. Roper. 1969.  A monograph of the Cephalopoda of the North Atlantic: the family Cycloteuthidae.  Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 5:1-24, 3 figures, 9 plates.

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