Gonatus fabricii

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Gonatus steenstrupi was for many decades misidentified as G. fabricii.
Boreoatlantic armhook squid
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Teuthida
Family: Gonatidae
Genus: Gonatus
Subgenus: Gonatus
Species: G. fabricii
Binomial name
Gonatus fabricii
(Lichtenstein, 1818)

Onychoteuthis fabricii
Lichtenstein, 1818

Gonatus fabricii, the Boreoatlantic Armhook Squid, is a squid in the family Gonatidae. It occurs in the northern Atlantic Ocean from Canada to the Barents Sea.[verification needed]

Until 1981, the name G. fabricii was usually misapplied to the very similar relative G. steenstrupi.

G. fabricii grows to 30 cm in mantle length.[1][verification needed]

The type specimen was collected off Greenland and is deposited at the Zoologisk Museum of Kobenhavns Universitet in Copenhagen.[2]


  1. ^ Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney & C.E. Nauen 1984. Cephalopods of the world. Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome, Italy.
  2. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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