Vampyromorpha

Vampyromorpha

[¦vam·pə·rō′mȯr·fə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of dibranchiate cephalopod mollusks represented by Vampyroteuthis infernalis, an inhabitant of the deeper waters of tropical and temperate seas.
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1) is the lone occupant of the cephalopod order Vampyromorpha.
Members of the sister taxon, the suborder Ciffata, lack posterior salivary glands in the mantle cavity, the glands of the outgroup, the order Vampyromorpha, are very small (Young, 1964).