Taningia

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    A genus that hardly needs introduction, Taningia are deep ocean squid who (like others in this family) have lost their tentacles in adulthood. Commonly known as the Dana Octopus Squid. They have lidded photophores at the end of arm 2. They can grow quite large (approx. 1.7 m mantle length).


    T. danae

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    http://tolweb.org/Taningia/19840
     

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    A great video Clem found showing T. danae trying to copulate with some hardware on an oil rig

     
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    The cephalopod Taningia danae Joubin, 1931 observed near bottom at over 2,000 m depth on Seine seamount 2014 José Nuno Gomes-Pereira, Inês Tojeira

     

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