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Some species, at least, of Galiteuthis reach a large size of 660 mm ML (Nesis, 1982, suggests that they may reach a size of 2.7 m ML). Species are easily recognized by the hooks on the tentacular clubs while lacking hooks on the arms, and the long, slender, terminal fins.

Brief diagnosis:

A taoniin ...

  • with club armature mostly in two series and consisting of large hooks.
  • with long, lanceolate, terminal fins.


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