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Deep-sea glass squid
Image ID: 29515
Common Name: Deep-sea glass squid
Scientific Name: Teuthowenia pellucida
Location: Deep sea off New Zealand
Description: The glass squid, Teuthowenia pellucida, an ecologically important Southern Hemisphere deep-sea squid. This species has light organs on its eyes and possesses the ability to roll into a ball, like an aquatic hedgehog. It is prey of many deep-sea fish (eg goblin sharks) as well as whales and oceanic seabirds.
Keywords: Deep-sea glass squid, Teuthowenia pellucida, light organs, transparent, defense, blue, alien, eyes, tentacles, Mollusca, Cephalopoda, Coleoidea, Decapodiformes, Oegopsida, Cranchiidae,
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