Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    portieri
    Genus
    Joubiniteuthis
    Family
    Jobiniteuthidae
    Order
    Teuthida
    Subclass
    Coleoidea
    Class
    Cephalopoda
    Phylum
    Mollusca
  • Size Range
    Body up to 9cm.

This is the single species of the family Jobiniteuthidae.

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.

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.

Distribution

Found throughout tropical and sub-tropical waters worldwide.

Other behaviours and adaptations

Little is known of this strange squid.

References

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