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bogleech: I always think Dumbo Octopuses somehow look like Winnie the Pooh characters Just all of them at once in an octopus

vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the oxygen minimum zone of monterey bay, california, at depths of 600-900 meters.


Inverted Vampire squid. Vampire squid have eight webbed arms, tipped with suckers and lined with fleshy spines (called cirri), and two retractable sensory filaments. When threatened, it inverts so that the cirri point outwards in a menacing fashion


Vampire Squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis, not because it sucks blood but "because they have the ability to ‘cape’ themselves up with their membrane, which is black underside, looking just like a vampire wearing a black cape!"


Vampire squids aren’t vampires OR squids

Cool video....The Vampire Squid From Hell, sciencefriday: Vampyroteuthis infernalis is neither a vampire, nor a squid, by is a gentle cephalopod, a steward of the ocena's depths, which gracefully foragaes on marine detritus, marine 'snow'.