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  1. lauren

    lauren Larval Mass Registered

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    am trying to determine what species she is. we were told 'caribbean'. thank you!
     

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  2. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Can you determine arm length compared to mantle length? Is she day, night or dusk/dawn active? What colors have you seen? Roughly what is the lengh from just behind the eye ridge to the back of the mantle? I am wanting to guess vulgaris but that could be way off. The picture is of a pair that were in residence at the Mote Aquarium (they had been there almost a year at the time of the photo) during TONMOCON II and the similarity made me hunt up the picture. I don't see the veining that is evident in most pictures but it is not clear in mine either.
     

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  3. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Architeuthis Supporter

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    Pic on right looks like briareus. Pic on left doesn't really though.
     

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