Discussion in 'Promachoteuthidae' started by monty, Dec 12, 2006.
I ALMOST CUT MY HAIR! it happened just the other day... it was gettin kinda long...
Cool! From the pictures the specimen looks to be in quite good condition given its ungraceful upheaval via trawl.
I WANT one!!!!!
What am I looking at here - are these TEETH instead of a beak?
I can't see the link...
I can't either, but a google search found this:
edit: a ToLweb link that works
edit: better TOLweb link with species description
This is the picture shown in the link. Pretty weird looking!
No. Just something weird happening with the buccal bulb musculature (surrounding the beaks). The exposure is a bit low so I can't honestly tell whether the beaks are still in there (there's very little damage to the buccal membrane, so I guess that they are).
It would be so cool to have a squid with teeth! These (muscles) look more like dentures.
I thought I read that the beak was not described in detail on TOLweb because they didn't want to dissect the type specimen that much, so I inferred that the beak is in there somewhere in the pic... but maybe that was the sister species...
Hm, I always thought that picture was photoshopped. I can see why it can be mistaken of having teeth.
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