Molecular/Barcoding Data

This page is an in-development cooperative work with SCOR WG157 (MetaZooGene,   The "MZG" plots and information tables below summarize known observations of this taxa (Histioteuthis) and locations associated with GenBank barcodes for this taxa or taxa group (red stars).   Additional information on this taxa is available at

Map Views:   [   World   |   NATL   |   Mediterranean   |   SATL   |   NPAC   |   SPAC   |   Indian Ocean   |   Southern   ]

In the map above, light blue circles indicate where this taxa has been observed in COPEPOD or OBIS.
Red stars indicate locations where genus-level or species-level barcoding samples exist in GenBank or BOLD.

The table below shows the values plotted in the bargraph above.   Ocean columns indicate taxa has been observed in that ocean.

Sibling-taxa of this
# of Species
Observed in
# of Species
barcoded in
# of these
with GeoLocation
Histioteuthis atlantica110
Histioteuthis berryi100
Histioteuthis bonnellii100
Histioteuthis celetaria100
Histioteuthis cerasina100
Histioteuthis corona111
Histioteuthis eltaninae111
Histioteuthis heteropsis100
Histioteuthis hoylei110
Histioteuthis inermis100
Histioteuthis macrohista100
Histioteuthis meleagroteuthis100
Histioteuthis miranda111
Histioteuthis pacifica100
Histioteuthis reversa110

Last Updated:   2020-Nov-03