Iridoteuthis Berry, 1909

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  1. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    I wanted to post about Iridoteuthis iris because I was so amazed by the eye-to-body ratio! :shock: I feel like this should set a world record or something. I. iris is categorized in the bobtail squids. These little guys live around Hawaii, and get to be a couple of centimeters long.



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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Obviously, this is not a little guy we would find diving. Nothing I know of has eyes like that and lives where there is enough light for humans to see.
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    This must be a juvenile, right?

    I *just* saw this thread that you started two days ago, and find it really weird that yesterday I posted about Vampyroteuthis' status as having the largest eye-to-body ratio in the animal kingdom. Brain osmosis!
     
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    I noticed the "largest eye" comment on vampy too and wondered if that was accurate after seeing this one. If this is a juvenile, that might explain it.
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Unfortunately the caption didn't say, however, it did specify that the size was 19mm, and most of these are only a few cm to begin with. I'd probably say it is a larval stage.
     

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