Animal Species:Joubin's Squid – Joubiniteuthis portiere (Joubin, 1912)

This is the single species of the family Jobiniteuthidae.

Standard Common Name

Joubin's Squid

Identification

This is an elongate squid, with very long arm pairs (1-3) up to twice the body length, each with 6 rows of suckers. It also strangely has a tail which can be as long as the body.

Size range

Body up to 9cm.

Distribution

Found throughout tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide.

Habitat

J. portieri been found living in mid-depth and deep waters of the open ocean, and individuals have been observed at depths over 2000m.

Other behaviours and adaptations

Little is known of this strange squid.

Classification

Species:
portieri
Genus:
Joubiniteuthis
Family:
Jobiniteuthidae
Order:
Teuthida
Subclass:
Coleoidea
Class:
Cephalopoda
Phylum:
Mollusca

What does this mean?

References

Norman, M., (2000) Cephalopods- A World Guide, ConchBooks, Germany (Hackenheim)


Allison Runck
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