Taxonomy and biology of the argonauts (Cephalopoda: Argonautidae) with particular reference to Australian material

@article{Finn2013TaxonomyAB,
  title={Taxonomy and biology of the argonauts (Cephalopoda: Argonautidae) with particular reference to Australian material},
  author={J. Finn},
  journal={Molluscan Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={33},
  pages={143 - 222}
}
  • J. Finn
  • Published 2013
  • Biology
  • Molluscan Research
  • Argonauts (Argonautidae: Cephalopoda) are a family of pelagic octopuses that inhabit tropical and temperate oceans of the world. Argonauts are most commonly recognised by the beautiful white shells of females (known as “paper nautiluses”) that wash up on beaches throughout the world. Historically, taxonomic delineation of the group has relied on features of these shells—structures not homologous to true molluscan shells and prone to extreme variability. As a consequence, more than 50 species… CONTINUE READING
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