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Deep-sea squid
Image ID: 29659
Common Name: Deep-sea squid
Scientific Name: Cranchia scabra
Location: Atlantic Ocean
Description: This small cranchid squid has numerous warty projections on its outer surface, and like some other cranchids it can withdraw its head and arms into the mantle cavity to form an inflated ball when disturbed. Cranchiid squid are important prey for sperm whales and other oceanic marine mamals.
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