Extracted Page: http://tolweb.org/Vampyroteuthis_infernalis/20084Vampyroteuthis infernalis
Vampyroteuthidae Thiele, in Chun, 1915
The Vampire SquidRichard E. Young
Only a single living species is known in the Vampyromorpha.
The vampire squid is rather small, reaching a maximum of 13 cm ML (Nesis, 1982/7), and is very gelatinous; its consistency is that of a jellyfish. It occupies meso- to bathypelagic depths throughout the tropical and temperate regions of the world's oceans. The second pair of arms is modified into retractile fila
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