An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

ARGONAUT   The common name for Argonauta argo (and others of that genus), a CEPHALOPOD mollusc that lives a PELAGIC existence in the tropics and subtropics. The female produces an egg case called the PAPER NAUTILUS.

See: Mangold (1922-2003), Katharina M., Michael Vecchione, and Richard E. Young. 2010. Argonautidae Tryon, 1879. Argonauta Linnaeus 1758. Paper Nautilus. Version 03 February 2010.

Photo: Argonauta argo Linne, 1758

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