Seeking Mesonychoteuthis illustration

skood

Pygmy Octopus
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Hi chaps

:tentacle:

I'm working on a seas & oceans sticker atlas for kids, and am seeking a good, naturalistic illustration of Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni. (i.e. looking alive & swimming)

Has anyone seen one?

Ta muchly ;^)
 

Clem

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Avast Skood,

:welcome:

Not too many illustrations come to mind; there are a few clinical (profile, plan and detail) drawings to be found in Steve O'Shea's Colossal squid fact sheet, and at TOLWEB's Mesonychoteuthis page.

They're not illustrations, but pages 7 and 8 of the Tentarcticles (Mesonychoteuthis / Colossal Squid) thread in the Physiology & Biology forum feature photos of the lifesize Mesonychoteuthis model produced for a Discovery channel special. Quite startling, especially the photos taken in a dark swimming pool.

Best wishes for your project.

Yours truly,

Clem
 

Steve O'Shea

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#3
And it would look a bit like this (from the front), although I've a sneaking suspicion that instead of holding the arms down that it would hold them up.

This image is of Teuthowenia pellucida, a juvenile.

 

skood

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#4
Cheers

Hi again, chaps
:tentacle:
Many thanks for the pointers. The Discovery model is nice :)
It may be a helpful if we have to commission anything. ('tho that's unlikely at this stage...)
 

chrono_war01

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#8
Thank you Sordes, for that picture (although as you say not "a completely biologically correct illustration") has taught me how to draw a squid better than what I drew before.
 

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