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March 24, 2012

Vampire Octopus or Vampire Squid

The Vampyroteuthis infernalis is an animal hard to label, first described by the German biologist Dr. Carl Chun in 1903 as an octopus soon verified that the animal was so close to it as a squid.

The problem was resolved fairly, placing it as a species that is between the octopus and squid, which is why so popular also also be called vampire or vampire squid octopus.

Its unique retractable sensory filaments justify the Vampire Squid's placement in his own order: Vampyromorphida (before Vampyromorpha), although it shares similarities with the squids and octopuses. As a phylogenetic relic, is the only known survivor of his order.

It lives in deep enough, the animal of the video was recorded at 1,000 meters deep, this depth there is about 100 atmospheres pressure, there are plants and animals that live there feed on other creatures of the deep, or animal plankton higher layer in dying fall to the depths.

The Vampyroteuthis is small about 30 inches and is capable of producing bioluminescence with their eyes covered with photophores that are proportionately the largest in the animal kingdom at 2.5 cm in diameter.

It has a curious method of defense based on his own escape simulate lighting his eyes and then folding his body as if it was wrapped himself thus getting the impression of moving away at high speed to launch a jet later that blind Luminos confuse predators.

Despite its name, the octopus has nothing to do with sucking blood, but his name is due to the red color of the skin, living in the depths, and special membranes that bind its tentacles and reminiscent of the membranous wings of bats.

Lives with very low oxygen concentrations in water, as it has a pigment in blood (hemocyanin) that extracts oxygen from water in an efficient manner, that together with its low metabolism and gill surfaces higher in proportion to the Most animals allow them to survive in such conditions.

The membrane has infernalis Vampyroteuthis join gelatinous tentacles like some sort of octopus and two fins on its head that used to move in a fluid.

The two long strands of yellow he has will serve to detect prey and predators and are "activated" with movement.

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