Chiroteuthis

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    The genus Chiroteuthis vary greatly in shape and size. One unifying feature they all appear to have is noticably long and thick 4th arms. They are also known for the elaborate photophore patterns on their body (which differ depending on species.)


    Chiroteuthis calyx

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    Chiroteuthis sp.

    This shows the nice photophores on the fourth arms.
     

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    This amazing video by MBARI features a variety of deep sea squid, 3 of which are chiroteuthids, so i thought i would post it here. (I'm sure it's been posted somewhere else already haha.)
    Enjoy!
     
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    WOW! GREAT video! The first one looks like it is sitting in a pool chair and just chillin' :grin:
     
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    Haha, between that, the gorgeous crachiid at 1.25, and the fantastic music, I replayed this video SEVERAL times!
     
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    Chiroteuthis picteti
     
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