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Galiteuthis glacialis
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Oegopsida
Family: Cranchiidae
Subfamily: Taoniinae
Genus: Galiteuthis
Joubin, 1898[1]
Type species
Galiteuthis armata
Joubin, 1898

see text

  • Crystalloteuthis Chun, 1906
  • Phasmatoteuthion Pfeffer, 1912
  • Taonidium Pfeffer, 1900

Galiteuthis is a genus of glass squids from the family Cranchiidae and the subfamily Taoniinae. Squids in the genus Galiteuthis are large squids with mantle lengths measuring up to 660mm, although it has been suggested that mantle length could reach as much as 2.7m. The most distinctive feature of the speciesa in this genus are they have hooks on the tentacular clubs while there are no hooks on the arms, and by their long, thin, terminal fins.[2]


Five species are currently recognised:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Julian Finn (2016). "Galiteuthis Joubin, 1898". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. ^ Richard E. Young and Katharina M. Mangold (1922-2003) (2011). "Galiteuthis Joubin, 1898". The Tree of Life Web Project. Retrieved 1 March 2018.

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