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Molluscs of Tasmania

Cranchiidae – Taoniinae: Galiteuthis IMBER sp 3 (‘IMBER sp 3 cranch-squid’)


IMBER sp 3

Typical mantle-length 400 mm. Lives in offshore waters. Native. Occurs in southeastern Australia (TAS and perhaps other states); also the Southern Ocean. In Tasmanian waters, this species has been recorded as beak(s) recovered from the guts of beached whale(s).


Class: Cephalopoda
Subclass: Coleoidea
Order: Oegopsida
Superfamily: Oegopsida – unplaced
Family: Cranchiidae
Subfamily: Taoniinae
Genus: Galiteuthis

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