Kondakovia

GPO87

Sepia elegans
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#1
Two species of large squid (up to 74 cm mantle length), which live in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic. They are commonly known as the giant warty squid (or Longarm octopus squid?). Tentacles have about 22 hooks on them. The skin on the mantle exhibits ridges or warts (hence the name).



More info at:
http://tolweb.org/Kondakovia/19953
 

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DWhatley

Cthulhu
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#3
The statement in the above extract:
The vast majority of fish are iteroparous and reproduce several times during their lives; semelparous reproduction, as in Pacific salmon, is a rare phenomenon among them. In contrast, the only cephalopods known to breed over several seasons are ectocochleate species of Nautilus. All known endocochleate coleoid cephalopods are semelparous: they reproduce just once and their gonad never returns to an immature condition between spawning events (Rocha et al., 2001), as it does in iteroparous fishes (Wallace & Selman, 1981).
may need revision to include two newly studied species Octopus chierchiae and its slightly larger cousin (currently being named). At the current time, it is unclear if they are truly iteroparous or if they only produce on set of eggs that are fertilized at different times.
 

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