@Laura Frances- so cool! Vampire squid

Blanket Octopus: Females of this genus have a webbing that connects some of their arms. Fascinating!

Inverted Vampire squid. 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 is neither a squid nor an octopus. Unique.

Moray eel

The Pacific blackdragon is a deep sea fish, that can be found up to depths of up to 3,300 ft. Female blackdragons are about two feet long and have fang like teeth and a long chin whisker. They are black on the outside, aswell as on the inside to prevent light from swallowed bio-luminescent prey shining out. The males are small, about three inches in length, and brownish in color. They have no teeth, no chin barbel and no stomach. Unable to eat, the male lives only long enough to mate.

Tiny Piglet Squid!

Chili Red Arowana and Red Blood Arowana | Dragon Fish

#baby #octopus

PrintCollection - Asteridea Kunstformen der Natur "Art Forms of Nature"

fluorescent fireworm

Sea creatures

New carniverous sea creature, dubbed the "harp sponge," was discovered in deep ocean waters off California's Monterey Bay.

Related to the jellyfish and corals, the beautiful and alien Siphonophore is actually a continuous chain of specialized polyps - individual animals that grow from one another in an organized colony. Some in the colony are devoted to feeding, armed with stinging cells to snag fish or invertebrates. Others are devoted to locomotion, propelling the whole group with a continuous pumping motion. Still others, of course, exist only to reproduce.

Wunderpus Photogenicus, a spectacular octopus with a terrific name has long arms, small eyes on elongated stalks and a pattern which is unique to each individual. #Octopus #Wunderpus_Photgenicus

Octopus Eggs

Squid, Egypt, Red Sea

Trapezia rufopunctata, ovigerous female, associated with Pocillopora eydouxi, Nhatrang Bay, Vietnam by I_van, via Flickr


Cephalopod: planktonic octopus paralarva.