Mantle broadly-conical. Fin large, round, its length >2/3 ML. Arms with 2 rows of suckers. Tentacles long, club compact, widened, with 4 rows of suckers, fixing apparatus weakly developed. Buccal membrane with 7 lappets, connectives to 4th arms attached ventrally. Funnel cartilage triangular or irregular-oval, with deep pit for fitting nose-shaped or tubercular mantle cartilage. Gladius with widened lateral vane, posteriorly either rounded or tapering into conus. Photophores located on eyeball, head, and mantle surface, ink sac, etc. Two genera.
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