Let's play.... NAME THAT BIZARRE CEPHALOPOD!!!!

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  1. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    Kind of self-explanatory, huh? Just try name a bizarre species of cephalopod! Either try to name the first one, or try to think of a weirder one... If you think of a good one, just give clues to it and try to get others to guess it!

    Here's the first odd cephalopod:

    *clears throat*
    1. Lives veeeeeeery deep
    2. Isn't as terrifying as its name suggests
    3. Is no squid or octopus at all
    4. There is no fourth clue. Muahahahaha!
     
  2. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Me thinketh you be talkin aboot Vampyroteuthis

    Here's one back at you:
    The male is tiny, the female huge
    She has warts
     
  3. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    Vampyroteuthis? Whoah, you're good....

    I'm guessing Moroteuthis. But that's quite a stumper.

    Now...

    1. Think Daddy Longlegs
    2. Think really weird....
    3. Think NEW....
    4. Think BIG!
     
  4. Sedusa

    Sedusa GPO Registered

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    Steve: Ocythoe tuberculata?
     
  5. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    Nope. Guess again. (A description will work, I'm not sure if they've named it yet)
     
  6. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Kondakovia longimana, could be...
     
  7. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    The blanket octopus?

    :usa:
     
  8. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Probably the one they were calling a magnapinnid? With the 'elbows' in the ten identical arms?
     
  9. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Bingo; just one clue for you next time!

    Q: no eye lens
     
  10. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Dosidicus,

    It must be the "Mystery Squid," which I have not seen conclusively ID'ed or named, but has been linked to the Chiroteuthid line (which you can see more of if you click here.)

    To see another big, thus-far-unknown squid, hie thee over to the "Physiology and Biology" forum and check out the photographs of "Mystery Squid 2."

    Here's one for you:

    What squid's name sounds like a mobile-telephone manufacturer?

    :?:

    Clem
     
  11. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    WHOA! Tintenfisch got it!!!!!!

    Nice.
     
  12. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Steve:It's got to be a nautilus. (I looked it up) :tomato: must... stop.. ..tomatoing........myself... :tomato: :tomato: :tomato:
    :nautilus:

    Here's a new one (also one clue):
    The most sexually dimorphic cephalopods.
    :usa:
     
  13. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    She's got skills; shame she's got a one-way ticket on a slow-boat to China.

    Nautilus wasn't actually the one I was thinking about ... so there are 2 (you've got to find the other)
     
  14. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I suppose Teleoteuthis compacta (now Onychoteuthis) only counts as a mobile service provider... ;)
     
  15. Clem

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    Oh my dear sweet Je--

    That's damn good, Tintenfisch, but not the critter I was thinking of. You've got three of the letters in hand...you must be holding back.

    Squid whose name sounds like a mobile-phone maunfacturer...

    A squid who's trying to gobble up other squid's names and replace them with its own...
     
  16. o.vulgaris

    o.vulgaris Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    ooh, nice, I wanna join in on this trivia game, me first, me first, hehe. :P
     
  17. Tintenfisch

    Tintenfisch Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    Aw, shucks. :roll:

    Indeed... I think the name came up as a pun on another forum? I will let others guess. I suspect the answer is almost unique.. ;)
     
  18. Steve O'Shea

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    Hmmmmm. Could be any of Argonautidae (Argonauta spp.), Ocythoidae (Ocythoe), Tremoctopodidae (Tremoctopus spp.) or Alloposidae (= Haliphronidae, Haliphron ). I need more clues for this one.....

    Re the telephone one .... first letter O, last letter A? (Tintentoontipplekakafish told me....)
     
  19. DocidicusGigas

    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    Adding to the insanity...

    1. Bermudan....
    2. May not exist....
    3. Enourmous- 200 feet long.....

    Let's see you work this out!

    PS- it's a loch ness monster kinda thing, so if you're researching, don't try cephalopod sites. You won't find it.
     
  20. NickA5582

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    One of them is right, two more clues

    1. Nobody has kept one alive in an aquarium for two weeks
    2. The females egg cases are prized finds for beachcombers.

    Now that Steve knows exactly which one it is, lets have someone else guess.
     

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