Sepia elegans
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Jan 6, 2005
Dancing between Vancouver and Auckland
This genus contains a single species, with several others suggested to be in this genus. Primarily a deep-sea species.

Cirroteuthis muelleri

Does this one remind you of anyone?

Info at:
Cirroteuthis muelleri


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I was just about to mention how much dumbo looks like the vampire squid from underneath and then I saw your comment :biggrin2:

Oops, I guess this is not Dumbo (Grimpoteuthis) but is it a squid or an octopus. I know it has fins but it appears that the mantle is attached to the webbing and tentacles are not visible.
I don't think so. As far as I know, Grimpoteuthis do not have the long cirri (tendrils) between the suckers. This is most likely either Cirroteuthis or Stauroteuthis... but I'm not sure which one. The latter is found in the Atlantic, and I believe that this was filmed in the Pacific?
pretty sure that one's cirroteuthis.

this one i'm 75% sure is cirroteuthis? great observation from schmidt, nearly 10 minutes' worth.


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