Squid of the genus Alloteuthis from the Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean were identified as A. media. It is not possible to distinguish A. media from A. subulata by relative fin length. Both 'species' are probably intraspecific forms. Egg size varied from 1.5 to 2.3 mm. Oocyte maturation in the ovary occurs in batches. The potential fecundity is some 1000-4000 eggs, most of these being released during continuous spawning accompanied by female growth.