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  • mohan doshi

    The Piglet Squid Evolution, did you run out of ideas and simply start combining farm animals with marine life?! Piglet squids are approximately the size of a small avocado and they are found at depths of more than 100 meters under sea level. While it seems as though Evolution may very well have been drunk whilst designing this species, we have to admit, it sure is one cute squid!

  • Barry W Prest

    The Banded Piglet squid is proof that not all deep sea creatures are nightmare inducing! They swim "upside down" compared to other squid, leaving him resembling a Muppet with his tentacles as the hair, the syphon as the nose, and his patterning appearing to be a smile. These guys live at least 100 m below the surface. Because of those incredible depths, it has to create its own light from the photophores underneath its eyes. Not much is known about its life cycle or eating habits.

  • Ashley

    Banded piglet squid, a deep sea creature resembling a character from the Muppets

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