V. infernalis

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  1. Oktoputeao

    Oktoputeao O. bimaculoides Registered

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    What is it? A octopus o a squid? The morfology is very difficult to me for ID it.
     
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    OB Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    It's neither, really, separate order:

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Mollusca
    Class Cephalopoda Cuvier, 1797
    Subclass Coleoidea Bather, 1888
    'Cohort' Neocoleoidea Haas, 1997
    Superorder Octopodiformes Young et al., 1998
    Order Vampyromorphida Pickford, 1939
    Family Vampyroteuthidae Thiele, 1915
    Genus Vampyroteuthis Chun, 1903

    Check out http://www.tonmo.com/science/public/vampyroteuthis.php on this very site :grin:
     
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    Oktoputeao O. bimaculoides Registered

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    But now, what we have?

    Octopus

    Squids

    Cuttlefish

    Argonauts

    Nautilus

    And Vampiroteutis?

    I have a trouble.:hmm:
     
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    main_board Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Close, just Squid, Octopus, Cuttlefish, Nautilus, and Vampyromorphs. Argonauts are octopus.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Mollusca
    Class Cephalopoda Cuvier, 1797
    Subclass Coleoidea Bather, 1888
    'Cohort' Neocoleoidea Haas, 1997
    Superorder Octopodiformes Young et al., 1998
    Order Octopoda Leach, 1818
    Suborder Incirrina Grimpe, 1916
    Family Argonautidae Tryon, 1879
    Genus Argonauta Linnaeus, 1758

    You'll catch on soon, don't worry.

    Cheers!
     
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    Oktoputeao O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Very glad with you. Thanks for answer my simple question.

    And what about Argonauta sp. shell? How this kind of octopus can make it? What components it have? Is the animal fixed inside or can go out ( My memory is shorter than a sleeves' vest)?

    Cheers
    Carles
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    The Argonauts "shell" is really an egg case secreted by the female (from glands on the arm if memory serves) it is used to brood the eggs and then is discarded.

    J
     

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