From CephList: Haliphron atlanticus

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  1. Stavros

    Stavros GPO Registered

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    Forwarding a message that was sent on ceph list recently, has an awesome image attached:

    By Lazaro Ruda:

     
  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I saw the post but the picture looks so much like a drawing that I hesitate to believe it is a photo.
     
  3. neurobadger

    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    It looks fairly photorealistic to me. I looked at the dude's site and everything looks like that, and he has a number of videos to corroborate his photos.

    It would be nice if anyone who's had the chance to look at a full-grown specimen of Haliphron atlanticus would be able to say something about it.
     
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    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I'm almost inclined to think it's a Haliphron atlanticus too, if only on the basis of the fact that its arms gradually increase in length from the 'ventral' side to the 'dorsal' side.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's the tolweb picture of a young male, ML 54 mm, for reference.

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    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    Juergen, on Cephlist, is also tossing around the genuses Japetella and Bolitaena.

    I was thinking that Japetella is a little too elongate and both of Bolitaena's third arms are longer than the rest of them, but I could be wrong.
     

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