Joubiniteuthidae

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'''Joubiniteuthidae'''  
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'''Joubiniteuthidae''' represented by ''Joubiniteuthis portieri'' Joubin, 1916, is a family of unusual meso- to bathypelagic squid belonging to the [[Oegopsida]], found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical region, that possess extremely long arms I-III, which are over twice the mantle length (ML). These dorsal six arms have suckers in six series. The ventral arms (IV) are sort, one third or less the length of the other six arms and have suckers in four series. Tentacle clubs are laterally compressed, each bearing suckers in 5-6 irregular series increasing to 8-12 series in distal third of club. The head is elongate; fins short, about 30% of M; the tail long (longer than the mantle), slender and bearing membranous, non-motile appendages.  
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''Joubiniteuthis portieri'' Joubin, 1916, is an unusual meso- to bathypelagic squid beloning to the [[Oegopsida]], found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical region, that possess extremely long arms I-III, which are over twice the mantle length (ML). These dorsal six arms have suckers in six series. The ventral arms (IV) are sort, one third or less the length of the other six arms and have suckers in four series. Tentacle clubs are laterally compressed, each bearing suckers in 5-6 irregular series increasing to 8-12 series in distal third of club. The head is elongate; fins short, about 30% of M; the tail long (longer than the mantle), slender and bearing membranous, non-motile appendages.  
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The biology of this squid is poorly known. Perhaps it floats in the ocean depths with arms outstretched waiting for some unsuspecting prey to accidentally swim into them.  ''Joubiniteuthis'' (Joubiniteitidae Naef, 1922) is a member of the chrioteuthid families of squid, a position it shares with the  [[Batoteuthidae]], [[Chiroteuthidae]], [[Magnapinnidae]], [[Mestigoteuthidae]], and [[Promachoteuthidae]].
The biology of this squid is poorly known. Perhaps it floats in the ocean depths with arms outstretched waiting for some unsuspecting prey to accidentally swim into them.  ''Joubiniteuthis'' (Joubiniteitidae Naef, 1922) is a member of the chrioteuthid families of squid, a position it shares with the  [[Batoteuthidae]], [[Chiroteuthidae]], [[Magnapinnidae]], [[Mestigoteuthidae]], and [[Promachoteuthidae]].

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