Cirrina

suborder of molluscs

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]

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

ReferencesEdit

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