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vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
Subject: vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
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vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)

English: Adult vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
Français : Vampire des abysses adulte (Vampyroteuthis infernalis)
Reference : (2003). "Light Production by the Arm Tips of the Deep-Sea Cephalopod Vampyroteuthis infernalis". Biological Bulletin 205 (2): 102–109.
Date 24 May 2010

The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid from Hell") is a small, deep-sea cephalopod found throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world. Unique retractile sensory filaments justify the vampire squid's placement in its own order: Vampyromorphida (formerly Vampyromorpha), which shares similarities with both squid and octopodes. As a phylogenetic relict it is the only known surviving member of its order, first described and originally classified as an octopus in 1903 by German teuthologist Carl Chun, but later assigned to a new order together with several extinct taxa.

Vampire squid
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