Spirula

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Spirula spirula, commonly known as the Ram's-horn squid, is a deep water cephalopod. They are rare to see alive, however, their internal spiral shells can commonly be found on beaches. They are small (about 45 mm) and have a photophore on the end of their mantle.


Adult S. spirula


S. spirula shells on beach.

Info at:
http://tolweb.org/Spirula_spirula/19989
 

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I am always confused with where to place Spirula in the taxonomy of my head, I know the common name refers to it as a squid but it looks so much more like a cuttlefish to me...
 

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