Grimalditeuthis

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  1. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Grimalditeuthis bonplandi is the only member of this genus. It lacks suckers on its clubs. It has a heart shaped flotation device on its tail, which appears like a second fin (however, it is not). No known common names. The species appears to be found globally. The adult size appears unknown. Info at: http://tolweb.org/Grimalditeuthis/19463
     

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    What an oddly shaped animal with weird tentacles. I wish tolweb had a full photo.
     
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    Me too! And google images was no better.
     
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    I just shared this with a friend of mine with the last name "Grimaldi." I must say, I'm a wee bit jealous. I with there was a squid that shared my last name! This is a bizarre one for sure!
     
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    It's a long shot... but what is your last name? Let's give it a try!
     
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    Aaron, I'm counting on YOU to discover and name Tonmoteuthis :smile:

    ...Morelliteuthis
    would also do :heee:
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    OMG! I like both those options! However... you may want to have a word with Heather... or else you are going to be stuck with a squid that looks like it popped out of an animated cartoon. (Recall the Cranchiidae family thread for references).
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    While you are looking, O. or S. monti montyi montiteuthis or a similar find would be special to locate.

    I DO have a seahorse: H. denise but no O. denisei :grin:
     
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    I will keep an eye out, D. You are right. A very special find indeed.
     
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    I don't think I deserve to have any creature named after me :boohoo: not that I wouldn't love to have a a VanReenenteuthis. It doesn't have such a great ring to it like Tonmoteuthis does.

    Is there a Kuboderateuthis? Is O. shea just a coincidence? :wink:
     
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    Monterey Aquarium video

    Is it me or does the lure look like a baby squid?

     
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    OMG! This is amazing! When did they post this amazing footage!?!?
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Earlier this year they released a bunch of videos to public domain... I can't find the link now... :hmm:... but such a treat!
     
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    MBARI video with some nice close-up shots and a good look at the crazy "baby squid" tentacle lure


    More MBARI with the beginning footage showing both tentacles in apparent use as fishing lures
     
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    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    D, you actually need "denisae" as you're a woman. ;) I'm still looking out for "aaroni" and "heatherae" as well...


    Warning: :feet: Actually Aaron has a lovely protozoan trypanosome, T. evansi, if he uses his fake last name, and a shearwater, Puffinus boydi, if he uses his real one. He will be pleased no doubt that I have found this out while I'm supposed to be editing the discussion of one of his manuscripts. Heather, no luck so far I'm afraid!
     
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    :feet: humm (been thinking that a lot lately), that is a bit scary since I do not recall knowing (granted, my name knowledge would not fill an index card) a single animal with the ae ending. Perhaps the female namesakes have dropped the latin gender tradition (Hippocampus Denise was named after a female, just not this one :grin:). Several small topics have pushed my, "I need to think about that" buttons on larger topics of late. Things like, are dress codes appropriate? If so are gender dress codes inappropriate? How many little traditions really have big social, subliminal impact?:nofeet:
     
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    Not only are there a general lack of -ae species names, but (at least in cephs) many of these are named after ships (eltaninae, africanae, danae), probably in keeping with the tradition of referring to ships with female pronouns (but that's just a hunch, not checked anywhere). Steve did name an octopus species tegginmathae after his wife Shoba. I can't think of too many other ceph species names honoring women BUT there are actually a few genera that do (Filippovia, for one :roll: [and actually now that I think of it there's Todarodes filippovae], and Pickfordiateuthis). Species names ending in -orum honor a group of both males and females collectively, like Callimachus youngorum. :feet: :feet: :feet:
     
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    :feet: oops, I didn't think about Taningia danae, I guess I did know one after all. I was aware :roll: of Callimachus but thought there was only one in the genus. When did youngorum get added?

    Wait, there is a genus named filippovae and a species, not in the genus named filippovia? Somehow I am liking the totally nontraditional Wunderpus photogenicus more and more.

    I am also having a lot of trouble with all octopuses not being Octopus as it is getting harder and hard to look them up as they change genus. Muusoctopus is one I had not yet come upon but at least it has octopus somewhere in the name (I would argue for starting, not ending with octopus to aid in alphabetizing) but Abdopus only has the last 4 characters and is almost useless for a computer search. :soapbox:
    :nofeet:
     
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