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Adam, 1950

Tentacles long, club suckers numerous, round in larvae but laterally compressed in juveniles and adults; skin papillae with cartilaginous tubercles (at least in juveniles), neither adjoining nor overlapping; fins rhomboidal or heart-shaped, reaching mantle end; tail needle short or absent.
One genus in the World Ocean.

Planctonic stages recorded for:

Pholidoteuthis boschmai

Family Pholidoteuthidae