Spirula

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Spirula spirula, commonly known as the Ram's-horn squid, is a deep water cephalopod. They are rare to see alive, however, their internal spiral shells can commonly be found on beaches. They are small (about 45 mm) and have a photophore on the end of their mantle.


    Adult S. spirula


    S. spirula shells on beach.

    Info at:
    http://tolweb.org/Spirula_spirula/19989
     

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    OOOW, I have seen those "shells"! Cool!
     
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    A layman's article on Spirula from Real Monstrosities April 2014 (includes images and pronunciation)
     

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