Chiroteuthis veranyi

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Long-armed squid
Chiroteuthis veranyi.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Teuthida
Suborder: Oegopsina
Family: Chiroteuthidae
Genus: Chiroteuthis
Subgenus: Chiroteuthis
Species: C. veranyi
Binomial name
Chiroteuthis veranyi
(Férussac, 1835)
  • C. v. lacertosa
    Verrill, 1881
  • C. v. veranyi
    (Férussac, 1835)
  • Chiroteuthis veranii
    (Férussac, 1835)
  • Chiroteuthis lacertosa
    Verrill, 1881
  • Chiroteuthis diaphana
    (Verrill, 1884)

Chiroteuthis veranyi, commonly known as the long-armed squid, is a species of chiroteuthid squid. It grows to a mantle length of 12.5 cm[1] and a total length of 130 cm.[2]

The type specimen was collected in the Mediterranean Sea by Jean Baptiste Vérany and is deposited at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle (Musée Barla) in Nice, France.[3]

Chiroteuthis veranyi by Ernst Haeckel


  1. ^ Pfeffer, G. 1912. Cephalopods of the Plankton Expedition. Ergebniss der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-Stiftung 2: 1–815.
  2. ^ Akimushkin, I.I. 1965. Cephalopods of the seas of the U.S.S.R.. Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Washington, D.C.: 199–223.
  3. ^ Current Classification of Recent Cephalopoda

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