Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca > Class Cephalopoda > Subclass Coleoidea > Superorder Octopodiformes > Order Vampyromorpha > Family Vampyroteuthidae > Genus Vampyroteuthis

Vampyroteuthis infernalis Chun, 1903

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

VampyroteuthisChun, 1903accepted genus name
Danateuthis Joubin, 1929 synonym
Hansenoteuthis Joubin, 1929 synonym
Melanoteuthis Joubin, 1912 synonym
Retroteuthis Joubin, 1929 synonym
Watasella Sasaki, 1920 synonym

Species group names

Cirroteuthis macrope Berry, 1911 synonym
Danateuthis schmidti Joubin, 1929 synonym
Hansenoteuthis lucens Joubin, 1929 synonym
Melanoteuthis anderseni Joubin, 1931 synonym
Melanoteuthis beebei Robson, 1929 synonym
Melanoteuthis lucens Joubin, 1912 synonym
Melanoteuthis schmidti Joubin, 1929 synonym
Retroteuthis pacifica Joubin, 1929 synonym
Watasella nigra Sasaki, 1920 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 English: vampire squid


basis of record

Gofas, S.; Le Renard, J.; Bouchet, P. (2001). Mollusca, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 180-213

additional source

Spencer, H.G.; Marshall, B.A.; Maxwell, P.A.; Grant-Mackie, J.A.; Stilwell, J.D.; Willan, R.C.; Campbell, H.J.; Crampton, J.S.; Henderson, R.A.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Pojeta, J. Jr (2009). Phylum Mollusca: chitons, clams, tusk shells, snails, squids, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 161-254.

additional source

Judkins, H. L., M. Vecchione, and C. F. E. Roper. 2009. Cephalopoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 701–709 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.





External Links

GenBank (30 nucleotides; 41 proteins)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Mollusca Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (27 publications)
Barcode of Life (4 barcodes)


Gofas, S. (2014). Vampyroteuthis infernalis Chun, 1903. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:141887




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