Vampire Squid. By: fouramegous (doesn't he look like he's made of leather?)

The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is a deep-sea cephalopod, up to 30 cm long, found in the temperate and tropical oceans. It shares similarities with both squid and octopuses and is regarded as a living fossil.

plates only - I Cefalopodi viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica) : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

plates only - I Cefalopodi viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica)…

plates only - I Cefalopodi viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica) : - Biodiversity Heritage Library

plates only - I Cefalopodi viventi nel Golfo di Napoli (sistematica)…

1st illustration of a giant squid

Published in 1882 by Yale Professor A. Verrill, this is the first scientific illustration of a giant squid. More about the giant squid can be.

These ostentatious cephalopods: | 13 Times Ernst Haeckel Was The Greatest Scientific Illustrator Ever

These Science Drawings Are Hauntingly Lovely

Pt. 2 - The cephalopods of the north-eastern coast of America / - Biodiversity Heritage Library

2 - The cephalopods of the north-eastern coast of America / - Biodiversity Heritage Library

Giant squid caught | You wouldn't miss this giant sea creature for squids | News.com.au

Al McGlashan, a prominent big-game fisherman in Australia, ventured to sea Friday in search of tuna and swordfish. The highlight, however, was the bizarre discovery of a fresh giant squid carcass.

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