Grimpoteuthis sp.

Grimpoteuthis sp.Grimpoteuthis sp.


This cirrate octopod is a likely Grimpoteuthis sp but it is not possible to identify with confidence a specimen is required to count suckers and dissect out the shell. Other possible identifications include: Cryptoteuthis and Luteuthis:

Item Type:Image
Title:Grimpoteuthis sp.
Creator(s):Gates, A.
Identification:Vecchione, M
Date:27 January 2013
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus)
Species:Grimpoteuthis sp.
Behaviour:Moving slowly over the seabed. Video available on SERPENT Project You Tube Channel:
Site:Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1144
Countries:East Africa > Tanzania
Habitat:Benthic boundary
Substratum:Deep-sea mud
Rig:Deep Sea Metro I
Project Partners:BG Group, Oceaneering
ROV:Millenium 113
Keywords:Grimpoteuthis Cirrate octopod Tanzania Indian Ocean
Deposited By:Dr Andrew Gates
Deposited On:09 March 2018

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