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biomedicalephemera:

Japetella diaphana tentacles and buccal cavity
Japatella diaphana is an octopus member of the Bolitaenidae family, and like the other members of its family, is very small - 12 cm long at most. They live, eat, and breed in the pelagic zone of the ocean, unlike deep-sea squid, which rarely spend their entire lives at such depths. 
Mature females have a bioluminescent photophore encircling their beak.
Die Cephalopoden. Ewald Rubasmen, 1910.

biomedicalephemera:

Japetella diaphana tentacles and buccal cavity

Japatella diaphana is an octopus member of the Bolitaenidae family, and like the other members of its family, is very small - 12 cm long at most. They live, eat, and breed in the pelagic zone of the ocean, unlike deep-sea squid, which rarely spend their entire lives at such depths. 

Mature females have a bioluminescent photophore encircling their beak.

Die Cephalopoden. Ewald Rubasmen, 1910.

(via scientificillustration)

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