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Chtenopteryx

GPO87

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These guys are distinguishable by the muscular ribbed fins present on the mantle. (Yes, it kinda looks like a comb). Number of species in this genera is disputed (possibly 3 or 4 depending on what source you look at).



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http://tolweb.org/Chtenopterygidae
 

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OK, this is one ugly ... squid? (the fins would seem to almost qualify for Cuttlefish). In the photo anyway, the think looks like some kind of skeleton and threatening.
 

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Crazy-awesome video alert!
So, it is believed that this is the first footage of a live Chtenopteryx species. How amazing! @DWhatley, I think you may need to retract your previous statement about it being ugly! ;)

Thessaloniki Biology: Comb-Finned Squid
 
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