vampyroteuthis vestigial siphuncle

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  1. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    ob is visiting here, and noticed a note in Nixon & Young (p.238) I hadn't ever noticed before: there is a structure in Vampyroteuthis that may be analogous to the siphuncle in other animals.

    This seems like an interesting thing to investigate to link various coleoids to possible fossil cephs, or at least to understand where the Vamps fit in to the picture...
     
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    Pr0teusUnbound GPO Registered

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    are you serious? :shock: ive been using vampyroteuthis as an ammonite model organism for months now and ive been wondering if it might be shelless decendant.
     
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    I'm guessing this is from The Brains and Lives of Cephalopods by Marion Nixon and J.Z. Young. Maybe Ob will chime in with some more insight. Missing Monty :sad:
     
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    Good find cuttlegirl!
     

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