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Now on Exhibit: Two Rare Deep-Sea Cephalopods! We just added two striking deep-sea animals to our Tentacles special exhibition: the vampire squid and the Japetella octopus. The vampire squid has never.

Vampyroteuthis infernalis, not because it  sucks blood but "because they have the ability to ‘cape’ themselves up with their membrane, which is black underside, looking just like a vampire wearing a black cape!"                                                                                                                                                      More

The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid of Hell") is a small, deep-sea cephalopod found throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world.

Vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the  oxygen minimum zone of Monterey Bay, California, at depths of 600-900  meters.

Gallery: Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

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.

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis- the vampire squid. Not actually vampiric, but it can turn itself inside out, which is pretty cool.

trynottodrown: “Vampire Squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) Taxonomy: The Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally translates to “vampire squid from hell” was first described in 1903 and was thought to be.

Example of bio-luminescence in Firefly squids. You can see the bottom of each squid that shine through the numerous Photospores like the starry sky. Like the firefly squids, this makes vampire squids to try and disguise themselves from predators. Vampire Squid Facts for Kids!

Vampire Squid - photophores light up when threatened distracting predators. It can also release a cloud of glowing mucous, dazing predators, while it escapes. This photo of firefly squids is being used as an example of bio-luminescence.

vampire squid. Is ultra violet!

The Cephalopoda: Scientific results of the German deepsea expedition on board the steamship Valdivia Carl Chun, translated from the German by Albert Mercado.

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Vampire Squid

Name: Vampire Squid Category: Monsters of the Deep Card Number: 43 Front: Vampire Squid Monsters.

Vampire of the Deep Credit: Kim Reisenbichler © 2005 MBARI Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally "vampire squid from hell," is a mysterious deep-sea species.

Gallery: Vampire Squid from Hell

Vampire of the Deep Credit: Kim Reisenbichler © 2005 MBARI Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally "vampire squid from hell," is a mysterious deep-sea species.

The Vampire squid first appeared before dinosaurs, about 300 million years ago. It has not gone through many changes during that time and is considered a living fossil. In order to protect itself from predators in the deep sea, the Vampire squid is able to turn itself inside out and give off a spiny appearance!

The Vampire squid

Spiny squid lived before the dinosaurs and still lives today. When in danger it can turn itself inside out to give it a spiny appearance.

What the vampire squid really eats - because cephalopods rock our world. This is a particularly rockin' one. Do something fun with those little monofilament jiggies.

For years marine biologists have puzzled over what the mysterious vampire squid eats. Recent research by Henk-Jan Hoving and Bruce Robison at the Monterey Ba.

Vampire squid have eight webbed arms, tipped with suckers and lined with fleshy spines (called cirri), and two retractable sensory filaments. When threatened, it inverts so that the cirri point outwards in a menacing fashion.

The vampire squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis also known as the vampire squid from hell, is a cephalopod that lives throughout the world’s temperate and tropical oceans. The vampire squid is named for.

"Vampire squid from hell" is the translation of this squid's latin name - Vampyroteuthis infernalis.   Some are black with red eyes, although not all of them. It has big round eyes that can be blue or reddish. The skin can also be reddish or pale. It does not have vampire fangs but does have a big white beak. It has blue blood. The tentacle arms are covered by tiny, hairlike features called cirri. The arms have suckers on the outer sides.

The Vampire Squid from Hell

And now for another thrilling installment of the Cephalopod of the Week feature, this time showcasing Vampyroteuthis infernalis , the black-cloaked demon of the deep. Next week's cephalopod will be.

vampire squid, cute ears!

Glowing Sucker Octopus:(Stauroteuthis syrtenis) its suckers flash on & off as it drifts through deep waters

These monster-like creatures have adapted to life thousands of feet below the surface by taking on some cool — and frightening — physical traits.

16 ocean creatures that live in total darkness

the bigfin squid was first seen off the Hawaiian coast in the and has been scarcely photographed. Including its tentacles, it can reach lengths of up to 16 feet long.