Enoploteuthidae

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All open ocean species inhabit upper mesopelagic waters by day, many of which are known to undertake daily  vertical migrations, moving into shallower depths at night.  The various species included are noted for their numerous colorful photophores arrayed primarily over the ventral surfaces of the head, arms, and mantle.
All open ocean species inhabit upper mesopelagic waters by day, many of which are known to undertake daily  vertical migrations, moving into shallower depths at night.  The various species included are noted for their numerous colorful photophores arrayed primarily over the ventral surfaces of the head, arms, and mantle.
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In some older classifications, without the consideration of an enoploteuthid group of families, the Enoploteuthidae is divided into three subfamilies, the Enoploteuthinae containing ''Enoploteuthis'', ''Abralia'', ''Abraliopsis'', and ''Watasenia'', the Pyroteuthinae containing ''Pyroteuthis'' and  ''Pterygioteuthis'', and the Ancistrochirinae containing ''Ancistrocheirus'' and ''Thelidioteuthis''.
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==<small> References </small>==
==<small> References </small>==

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