Idiosepiidae

plural noun

Id·​i·​o·​se·​pi·​idae
ˌidē(ˌ)ōsəˈpīəˌdē
: a family of squids that includes a single tiny squid (Idiosepius pygmaeus or Idiosepion pygmaeum) of the Indian ocean which lacks an internal shell and is considerably less than an inch in length

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Idiosepion or Idiosepius, type genus (from idio- + Greek sēpion cuttlefish bone) + -idae

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“Idiosepiidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Idiosepiidae. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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