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Fishalicious
01-10-2009, 10:59 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/01/07/article-0-02F89CAA000005DC-652_468x321_popup.jpg

how adorable is that little guy?

scientific name is a helicocranchia pfefferi and this happy little guy was caught during a deepwater plankton trawl in the pacific ocean between los angeles and catalina.

they are the size of a small advocado and live 300ft below in the water :1luvu:

Northernguy
01-10-2009, 11:08 PM
That is kinda cute! lol
Does it need any special care?

Sharon
01-11-2009, 12:11 AM
Oh my gosh!!! That is adorable!!! It's a cross between a fish and a pig...It doesn't get any better than that!!!:hmm3grin2orange:

Dave66
01-11-2009, 12:24 AM
Interesting. I wonder how and what it eats. It's tentacles are so short and I don't see a beak, so it must be a plankton filterer. Probably won't survive, though, due to decompression damage.

Dave

AmazingH
01-11-2009, 12:32 AM
It looks fakeish..
But pretty cute, I say.


:1luvu:

Fishalicious
01-11-2009, 12:33 AM
Because of its deep water habit, little is known of the behaviour of the squid, although not surprisingly, judging by its body shape, it is known to be a sluggish swimmer.

The squids' bodies are almost completely clear except for some pigment-containing cells, or chromatophores, which give this specimen its distinctive appearance.

Glub
01-11-2009, 12:42 AM
It looks too much like a cartoon smiling face... It's actually sort of creepy in how human the 'face' looks.

Hair, eyes, nose, and a little brown smiling 'mouth'. Kinda creepy, but kinda funny looking.

I like it.

gm72
01-11-2009, 01:45 AM
How bizarre, it looks like something directly out of Spongebob Squarepants.

Northernguy
01-12-2009, 04:57 AM
Interesting. I wonder how and what it eats. It's tentacles are so short and I don't see a beak, so it must be a plankton filterer. Probably won't survive, though, due to decompression damage.

Dave

This is what I meant by special care!
It would probably need some kind of tank ia a compression chamber.

It would be neat to see!

Wild Turkey
01-12-2009, 02:34 PM
How bizarre, it looks like something directly out of Spongebob Squarepants.

Exactly what i was thinking!! lol

Neat little guy though

TazManiac
01-12-2009, 10:17 PM
That is so cute.

Tigerbarb
01-14-2009, 03:30 AM
Wow. So, they just now discovered this? Lol, I have no idea what scientists will find next.

Northernguy
01-14-2009, 03:32 AM
Wow. So, they just now discovered this? Lol, I have no idea what scientists will find next.

lol Either do they!:22:

kobusclan
01-18-2009, 05:28 AM
LOL...looks like one the the " Muppets " :hmm3grin2orange: