Animal of the day – 4/27/2011 – The Squidworm

The Squidworm

The animal of the day is the Squid Worm. (Did you know:This is a brand new species that was just calssified on November 24th of 2010!It was first discovered back in 2007 in the Celebes Sea.

It’s name, Teuthidodrilus samae, means the ‘squid worm of Sama.

The squidworm, which grows up to nearly four inches (nine centimetres) long, sports ten tentacles that stick out of its head (thus the “squid” in its name), along with six pairs of curved nuchal organs that allow it to taste and smell. It moves by “paddling” through the water with rows of long thin filaments that protrude along both sides of its body.

The squidworm eats sinking microscopic plants, animals and faecal materials.


4 thoughts on “Animal of the day – 4/27/2011 – The Squidworm

  1. I adore this creature for being utterly absurd and ridiculous! It’s one of those animals that someone probably could have imagined by mixing and melding other already known animals, but to find that it really exists is amazing!

  2. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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