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: http://tolweb.org/Luteuthis/20105 http://tolweb.org/Cryptoteuthis_brevibracchiata/121985)but
|Date:||27 January 2013|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Mollusca (Molluscs) > Class Cephalopoda (Octopus & Squids) > Octopoda (Octopus)|
|Behaviour:||Moving slowly over the seabed. Video available on SERPENT Project You Tube Channel: https://youtu.be/3N_QWaJIgUY|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Rig:||Deep Sea Metro I|
|Project Partners:||BG Group, Oceaneering|
|Keywords:||Grimpoteuthis Cirrate octopod Tanzania Indian Ocean|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||09 March 2018|
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