Help ID this squid(?)

Discussion in 'ID Requests' started by Mig Gualberto, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Mig Gualberto

    Mig Gualberto Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi, can you help me ID this Squid?

    this was caught at Tayabas Bay, Near Batangas, Philippines.


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    Thanks!

    -Mig.
     
  2. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Beautiful catch! I would logically jump to conclude Thysanoteuthis rhombus on the basis of general presentation, but I'm missing the tell tale webbed trabeculae in this picture... The tentacles likewise exclude T. danae, in case anyone were wondering...
     
  3. neurobadger

    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    That's a Thysanoteuthis.
     
  4. Mig Gualberto

    Mig Gualberto Larval Mass Registered

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    nice! thanks! i'll try to post other pics of its anatomy if i see one again...
     

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