Asperoteuthis acanthoderma and Megalocranchia found in Grand Cayman!

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  1. tonmo

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    This made my day! What a fantastic specimen in the photograph! :)
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Yeah! And there are two pics - not really apparent in that interface but you can click to see 2 of 2.
     
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    According to the heading, the second photo is a "like" and not the actual so no telling if it is even the same species.
     
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    That second pic is indeed Asperoteuthis, ID'ed it a few years back.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    On a related note....

    Watch closely how the almost "independent" club acts as a lure, using its own little fin to wiggle in front of the squid's arms, it makes sense that Asperoteuthis utilizes a similar technique.
     
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    When I first saw that video, I commented that it looked like the club looked like a hatchling and found it curious that nature may have utilized the fact that new hatched animals are fair game as food hence emulating it to catch food. Crazy but logical.
     

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