Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Armhook Squid

We just learned about the Broadclub Cuttlefish.

Another cephalopod is the Armhook Squid, also called the Gonatidae.

These are a type of squid that don't have just normal suction cups on their arms.
Most squids have rows of two cups all the way down their arm, but the armhook squid has four, and some of the suckers are actually more like hooks.

They are red, purple or brown, they live in the ocean, and they grow to about 10 inches.

(from: wikipedia - gonatidae)

The Hidden Ocean, Arctic 2005: Boreo Atlantic Armhook Squid - oceanexplorergov

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