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Octopoteuthis deletron  (Eight-Armed Squid)

Photo of Octopoteuthis deletron by Aaron Baldwin
© Aaron Baldwin (Photo ID #6793)

Photographer's Submitted Details

Photo Location Lynn Canal, north of Juneau, Alaska Photographer Aaron Baldwin
Habitat Mesopelagic, shallower?
Photo Date May 19, 2009 Upload Date May 20, 2009
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UTM Northing Photo ID # 6793
Notes Just amazing. A friend of mine, Joe Donohue, snagged this on his salmon trolling gear. I keyed out the specimen, and it turned out to be the rare (in Alaska) 8 armed squid! Specimen will be donated to the Auke Bay NOAA labs reference collection.


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