Friday Squid Blogging: Elbowed Squid

Very alien-like.

Posted on December 5, 2008 at 4:38 PM • 6 Comments


Jason SmithDecember 5, 2008 11:19 PM

It's interesting to think that we are way, way more related to squid like that than we would ever be to any sort of alien life, should we ever discover any.

The Austin Wedding JudgeDecember 8, 2008 12:16 PM

This squid is from a group of rarely seen cephalopods with a very distinctive morphology. They are placed in the genus Magnapinna and family Magnapinnidae.

This type of squid is commonly referred to as "big fin squid" or "long armed squid."

A truly amazing creature.

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