Chtenopteryx

Discussion in 'Chtenopterygidae' started by GPO87, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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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).



    Info at:
    http://tolweb.org/Chtenopterygidae
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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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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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    yeah unfortunately, these lesser known squids don't have an abundance of "lovely" photos... or the ones that are nice, have watermarks embedded into them.

    I totally agree though, I instantly thought that this squid looks a bit like a squid/cuttle cross.
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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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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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Comment retracted :oops:! LOVE the stuff that they post on Nautilus Live
     
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    404 not found :cry3:
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    All fixed @tonmo ! They had changed the URL to reflect the new identification of the animal. :) Should work now.
     
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    VERY COOL
     
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    sirreal Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    spectacular!! Love the fluid motion of the fins on the mantle
     

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