Grimalditeuthis

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Grimalditeuthis bonplandi is the only member of this genus. It lacks suckers on its clubs. It has a heart shaped flotation device on its tail, which appears like a second fin (however, it is not). No known common names. The species appears to be found globally. The adult size appears unknown. Info at: http://tolweb.org/Grimalditeuthis/19463
 

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What an oddly shaped animal with weird tentacles. I wish tolweb had a full photo.
 

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I just shared this with a friend of mine with the last name "Grimaldi." I must say, I'm a wee bit jealous. I with there was a squid that shared my last name! This is a bizarre one for sure!
 

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Aaron, I'm counting on YOU to discover and name Tonmoteuthis :smile:

...Morelliteuthis
would also do :heee:
 

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OMG! I like both those options! However... you may want to have a word with Heather... or else you are going to be stuck with a squid that looks like it popped out of an animated cartoon. (Recall the Cranchiidae family thread for references).
 

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While you are looking, O. or S. monti montyi montiteuthis or a similar find would be special to locate.

I DO have a seahorse: H. denise but no O. denisei :biggrin2:
 

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I don't think I deserve to have any creature named after me :boohoo: not that I wouldn't love to have a a VanReenenteuthis. It doesn't have such a great ring to it like Tonmoteuthis does.

Is there a Kuboderateuthis? Is O. shea just a coincidence? :wink:
 

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