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Hello,

As I make my way through this delightful book, I am curious about some things that are not pictured. First, could anyone provide a picture of a Nautilus out of its shell? Furthermore, does anyone have a live (or at least not preserved) picture of Spirula spirula? All the pictures I have seen are of a dead and preserved organism. Also, although I haven't gotten to this point in the book, but a male argonaut would be nice to see.

I hope this is an appropriate forum for this topic. Let me know if it would go better somewhere else.

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Ah, thanks captfish. Very interesting little animal. Are those bubble looking things on the mantle the photophores I read about?
 

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I wouldn't know but we can ask Steve O'Shea.

just have to post an SOS for him....

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PS, Steve's avatar is a male argonaut. If I'm not mistaken :wink:
 

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Hi Phil,

If you search the Tonmo archives for a thread called 'Nautilus necropsy', I posted a picture of animal out if its shell and a progressive series of the dissection.
 

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PPS: That's Steve's "other" Avatar, his TONMO avatar is obviously an Architeuthis dux paralarva



(could also be male Tremoctopus, come to think of it...)
 

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Tiz a male Ocythoe tuberculata Olaf :) (a negative image of it also)

Tony, you know the deal re use of that image of Spirula - please just go ahead and do what we always do. I'm out of the country for a few weeks in several days and don't think I'll have network where we're going. How peaceful that will be - just me, a net, a bottle of rough red (better make that several cases - I hear you live longer), warm water, and the occasional breaching whale and flying squid. :)
 

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Ah!

 

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Ah, thanks Steve and Ob. I am assuming this curious creature is the male argonaut.

I made it to the Myopsina portion of the book. I am full of ideas and questions so be prepared, whenever I have to time to make more lengthy posts.

Thanks again for the pictures everyone!
 

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Robyn, I am coming up empty on searching through the forum for the Nautilus thread. I am not sure if I am looking in the wrong place or not. I am just using the search function towards the top right of the page.
 

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Phil1078;162655 said:
Ah, thanks Steve and Ob. I am assuming this curious creature is the male argonaut.
Nopes, as quoted, this here be Ocythoe tuberculata :grad:

It bares some resemblance to a juvenile female Argonaut



The male argonaut looks something like this, preserved....

 

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I should know Olaf, but I don't. Where on Earth did you source those magnificent pics?
 

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I think hardly anyone will ever have seen A. nodosus with her shell forming webs covering her shell, before, another marvelous picture by Rudie Kuiter!

 

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Ah, thanks for the finds Ob. Very interesting.

Now if you are up for this challenge, do you know where a relatively recent Phylogoney of Cephalopoda is?
 

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