Vampyroteuthis infernalis, not because it  sucks blood but "because they have the ability to ‘cape’ themselves up with their membrane, which is black underside, looking just like a vampire wearing a black cape!"                                                                                                                                                      More

The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, lit. "vampire squid of Hell") is a small, deep-sea cephalopod found throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world.

Vampyroteuthis, or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the  oxygen minimum zone of Monterey Bay, California, at depths of 600-900  meters.

Gallery: Creatures from the Census of Marine Life

Vampyroteuthis infernalis or vampire squid, is a cephalopod that lives in the oxygen minimum zone of Monterey Bay, California, at depths of meters.

vampire squid. Is ultra violet!

The Cephalopoda: Scientific results of the German deepsea expedition on board the steamship Valdivia Carl Chun, translated from the German by Albert Mercado.

Vampire of the Deep Credit: Kim Reisenbichler © 2005 MBARI Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally "vampire squid from hell," is a mysterious deep-sea species.

Gallery: Vampire Squid from Hell

Vampire of the Deep Credit: Kim Reisenbichler © 2005 MBARI Vampyroteuthis infernalis, literally "vampire squid from hell," is a mysterious deep-sea species.

Bioluminescent Octopus-One of the few known octopods known to be bioluminescent (glow with its own light) this Stauroteuthis syrtensis octopus was found about a half mile deep in the Gulf of Maine. Photophores (light-emitting organs) may be positioned to fool prey into swimming right into the mouth of the hunter.

One of the few known octopods known to be bioluminescent (glow with its own light) this Stauroteuthis syrtensis octopus was found about a half mile deep in the Gulf of Maine.

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis- the vampire squid. Not actually vampiric, but it can turn itself inside out, which is pretty cool.

This guy is named a vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) not because he sucks blood but because he has the ability to "cape" himself up with his membrane, which is black underside, looking like a vampire wearing a black cape!

V is for Vampire Squid Facts : A-Z of Really Cool Animals

V is for Vampire Squid Facts : A-Z of Really Cool Animals

Vampire Squid Facts: They don't suck blood, don't change color like other squid, and don't throw ink at predators.

Image  source    The Vampire Squid's scientific name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis , translates to 'vampire squid from Hell'. Which is odd...

Image source The Vampire Squid's scientific name, Vampyroteuthis infernalis , translates to 'vampire squid from Hell'. Which is odd.

Vampire Squid Facts You Need to Know! A MUST READ ARTICLE. AWESOME INFORMATION. de

Vampire Squid Facts You Need to Know! Few animals have a name as scary as the vampire squid. Just the sound of it makes one think of a huge, deep-sea monster with long arms covered in blood-sucking…

Vampire squid have eight webbed arms, tipped with suckers and lined with fleshy spines (called cirri), and two retractable sensory filaments. When threatened, it inverts so that the cirri point outwards in a menacing fashion.

The vampire squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis also known as the vampire squid from hell, is a cephalopod that lives throughout the world’s temperate and tropical oceans. The vampire squid is named for.

The Vampire squid first appeared before dinosaurs, about 300 million years ago. It has not gone through many changes during that time and is considered a living fossil. In order to protect itself from predators in the deep sea, the Vampire squid is able to turn itself inside out and give off a spiny appearance!

The Vampire squid

Spiny squid lived before the dinosaurs and still lives today. When in danger it can turn itself inside out to give it a spiny appearance.

vampire squid, cute ears!

Glowing Sucker Octopus:(Stauroteuthis syrtenis) its suckers flash on & off as it drifts through deep waters

"Vampire squid from hell" is the translation of this squid's latin name - Vampyroteuthis infernalis.   Some are black with red eyes, although not all of them. It has big round eyes that can be blue or reddish. The skin can also be reddish or pale. It does not have vampire fangs but does have a big white beak. It has blue blood. The tentacle arms are covered by tiny, hairlike features called cirri. The arms have suckers on the outer sides.

The Vampire Squid from Hell

And now for another thrilling installment of the Cephalopod of the Week feature, this time showcasing Vampyroteuthis infernalis , the black-cloaked demon of the deep. Next week's cephalopod will be.

These monster-like creatures have adapted to life thousands of feet below the surface by taking on some cool — and frightening — physical traits.

16 ocean creatures that live in total darkness

the bigfin squid was first seen off the Hawaiian coast in the and has been scarcely photographed. Including its tentacles, it can reach lengths of up to 16 feet long.

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