• Welcome to TONMO, the premier cephalopod interest community, and birthplace of #WorldOctopusDay and #CephalopodAwarenessDays. Founded in 2000, we are a large community of experts, hobbyists and enthusiasts, some of whom come together when we host our biennial conference. To join in on the fun, sign up. You can also become a Supporter for just $50/year to remove all ads and enjoy other perks. Follow us on Twitter for more cephy goodness.

beak

  1. Florian

    Cephalopod beaks and tooth decay?

    Hi! During one of my science talks on cephalopods at the Dutch Natural History Museum I was asked by a young child how an octopus brushes its teeth. I thinks it's a brilliant question. Of course, I explained that all cephalopods have a beak, but then I kept wondering about the real question...
  2. Humboldt Squid Beak

    Humboldt Squid Beak

    So, a few years ago a fisherman contacted me and wanted me to have this huge Humboldt beak from a very large one he had harvested on his squid boat. He also sent round toothed sucker rings.
  3. tonmo

    Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni from 1981

    Alexander Remeslo is the copyright owner of this famous photo of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni (Colossal Squid). We've been exchanging emails and he gave me permission to share this photo and also his story - (I've only edited it for grammar per his request; he is from Russia). Click to...
  4. Phuntoon

    Ocho Took The Frozen Shrimp But That Beak Felt Weird!

    Ok, I've had Ocho since around mid July. Normally I had been feeding Live Purple and/or Striped shore crabs that I would catch after a surf session. I would get around 20 which would last a few weeks. I hadn't been able to get to the beach for awhile and I was running a little low on crabs so I...
  5. Tintenfisch

    Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis) Pictures

    Here are some close-up, more detailed shots of the Mesonychoteuthis than you'll find in the syndicated stories. Unfortunately I can only post three at a time... These are overviews of the whole animal, and the beak.
Top