Info and pics of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni

Discussion in 'Cranchiidae' started by Jillykim, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. Jillykim

    Jillykim Larval Mass Registered

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    First posting here. Still amazed at some of the specimen photos I have seen of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. Any more or related info?
    Thanks. :?:
     
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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Thanks Phil. We're a bit pushed for time over here right now - too many things on the boil - but one that we will be able to/must follow through on is the redescription of Mesonychoteuthis based on new material.

    I've looked at the fact sheet some time ago, in dismay, as it is a little obsolete (meaning we could add so much more information).

    Perhaps there's a student out there that wants to come study this and similar 'giant' cranchiid species over here. There's a fantastic amount of recently collected cranchiid material that could be worked up for a most interesting Masters or PhD thesis.

    No matter what direction you turn these days you find these groups of poorly known deep-sea cephalopods, mainly squid, that require revision. There are several hundred lots of cranchiid specimens that could be worked up - a few of them are probably new species - but there's a lot of challenging work involved proving this to be the case. Who is up to it??

    Me
     
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    Jillykim Larval Mass Registered

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    Thanks Phil for the Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni links!

    :notworth:
     
  5. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    I think you've diabled smilies Jillykim, Checkjust below where you type your post.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Just pass me the edits and I'll implement whenever ready! :wink: It's one of our most popular pages...
     
  7. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    I like that page. :)

    So a mature Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni hasnt been found yet?
     

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