Image: Opisthoteuthis pluto

Opisthoteuthis pluto

Traditional fishing methods often result in damage or distortion of deep sea creatures, particularly soft-bodied ones, making them very difficult to study. This is the type specimen of an cirrate octopus Opisthoteuthis pluto, collected by the FIS ‘Endeavour’ a century ago: a taxonomists nightmare!

Berry, S. S.
© Berry, S. S.


From: Berry, S.S. 1918. Report on the Cephalopoda Obtained by the F.I.S. "Endeavour" in the Great Australian Bight and Other Southern Australian Localities. Biological Results of the Fishing Experiments carried on by the F.I.S. "Endeavour", 1909-1914, 4(5):201-298.

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