Kondakovia

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    Two species of large squid (up to 74 cm mantle length), which live in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic. They are commonly known as the giant warty squid (or Longarm octopus squid?). Tentacles have about 22 hooks on them. The skin on the mantle exhibits ridges or warts (hence the name).



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    http://tolweb.org/Kondakovia/19953
     

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    The statement in the above extract:
    may need revision to include two newly studied species Octopus chierchiae and its slightly larger cousin (currently being named). At the current time, it is unclear if they are truly iteroparous or if they only produce on set of eggs that are fertilized at different times.
     

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