Galiteuthis glacialis

Galiteuthis glacialis

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Galiteuthis glacialis

Galiteuthis glacialis is a species of glass squid from the Antarctic Convergence. It is in the cranchiidae family and subfamily taoniinae. They are endemic to the Antarctic and are found in the Southern Ocean, around the Weddell Sea and South Shetland Islands. Galiteuthis glacialis are one of the most plentiful and widely dispersed species of Antarctic squid. These squids are found in the mesopelagic and bathypelagic layers of the open ocean and demonstrate vertical migration. They can reach a maximum mantle length of 500 mm .

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1. Galiteuthis glacialis Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galiteuthis_glacialis
2. Galiteuthis glacialis on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/163374/1003312

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