Animal Species:Joubin's Squid – Joubiniteuthis portiere (Joubin, 1912)
This is the single species of the family Jobiniteuthidae.
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.
Body up to 9cm.
Found throughout tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide.
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.
Norman, M., (2000) Cephalopods- A World Guide, ConchBooks, Germany (Hackenheim)