Iteroparity has been also documented in Vampyroteuthis infernalis
, the evidence of which was based on adult specimens where postovulatory follicles were present, indicating previous spawning (Hoving et al.
was separated from the remainder of Octopodidae in our phylogenies, as was also found by Allcock et al.
Our identification of mesopelagic (e.g., Ancistrocheiridae, Histioteuthidae, Gonatidae cephalopods) and bathypelagic (i.e., Vampyroteuthis infernalis
) prey in significant quantities, suggests that, at least for the area studied, they also completed vertical migrations to feed on preferred or available prey, or both (Roper and Young, 1975).
A rare sighting was Vampyroteuthis infernalis
" Latin for"vampire squid from hell." The odd creature has blue eyes, a dark red body and cloaklike webbing over its arms.
What little is known about the biology of Vampyroteuthis infernalis
suggests a low-speed life scrimping along on modest-at-best resources, says Henk-Jan Hoving of GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany.
was captured by trawl surveys off Oregon infrequently and only at depths >500 m (Pearcy 1965) and observed via submersible ROV in Monterey Bay, CA between 600 and 900 m (Robison and others 2003).
Light production by the arm tips of the deep-sea cephalopod Vampyroteuthis infernalis
; a treatise; with a report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste.
Ora, no centro de todas essas questoes, move-se o pensamento de Vilem Flusser, tal como a criatura por ele descrita no livro Vampyroteuthis infernalis
se move pelos abismos submarinos.
is a type of living fossil, meaning that it has seen very little change since it first appeared, before dinosaurs, about 300 million years ago.
Film of the bunkers is intercut with images of a rare deepwater creature known as the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis
) - a bug-eyed charmer which has the distinction of having larger eyes in relation to its body surface than any other known creature.
This has the great name of 'vampire squid from hell' and is a living fossil.