Thysanoteuthis

Discussion in 'Thysanoteuthidae' started by GPO87, Jun 18, 2012.

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    So, there seems to be some knowledge on this guy already, but here's a quick overview! Commonly known as the Diamondback squid, it is fairly large (about 100 cm Mantle length). The large muscualr fins (which seem to be the same length as the mantle) will help you ID it. It seems to have a wide distribution, and is commercailly fished.


    Thysanoteuthis rhombus

    Info at: http://tolweb.org/Thysanoteuthis_rhombus/19420
     

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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    They also have AMAZING egg masses! Check this out!


    And look at these larvae! How picturesque!
     

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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Thanks GPO87! Facebooked this today, since this was the bait for luring the giant squid for the video.
     
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