: a widely distributed genus (type of the family Ommastrephidae) of extremely active cephalopods (order Decapoda) having a cylindrical body, large rhombic terminal fins, and short strong arms

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New Latin, from Greek omma eye + strephein to turn

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“Ommastrephes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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