Cranchiidae


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Cranchiidae

[‚kraŋ′kī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of cephalopod mollusks in the subclass Dibranchia.
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Non-ommastrephid cephalopods were identified in many of the tows, most commonly as taxa in the teuthid families Enoploteuthidae, Onychoteuthidae, Gonatidae, Chtenopterygidae, Cranchiidae, and Brachioteuthidae and in the octopod genera Argonauta and Tremoctopus; all have previously been reported from the ETP (Ueyanagi and Nonaka, 1993; Vecchione, 1999).
The diet of lancetfish consists of pelagic crustaceans (Hyperiidae, Portunidae, Amphipoda), cephalopods of the families Onychoteuthidae, some Ommastrephidae (Ornithoteuthis volatilis), Cirroteuthidae, Octopodidae, Argonautidae, Cranchiidae, Histioteuthidae, Bathyteuthidae, and mesopelagic fishes (Sternoptyx diaphana, Paralepis elongata, Omosudis lowei, A.