Pelagic Octopus

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  1. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    OK, there's another one for us to grind our teeth on... Will look up on tolweb and/or cephbase, but in the meanwhile....

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  2. mucktopus

    mucktopus Haliphron Atlanticus Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like O. defilippi paralarva- an Atlantic octo. It was originally described as its own beast- the Macrotritopus larva, but Forsythe and Hanlon reared one and ID'd the adult. A nice full-paged profile of this animal graced the back of a dive gear catalog a few years back.
     
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    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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    That animal is beautiful....
     
  4. OB

    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Good call! Looks like that's the burger: I found this to be the closest match I could find, which turns out to be Hanlon's little discovery as discribed above :grin:
     

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