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Cephalopod video: Taonius pavo

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Published on Oct 26, 2012

Taonius pavo in the cockatoo position. JSL II dive 1685; 10 October 1988; Bahamas; depth = 853 m; temp = 8.8 oC; specimen collected (USNM 81712); DML = 140 mm. The video clip shows the individual inking from the cockatoo posture and escaping.

From: Vecchione, M and C.F.E. Roper. 1992. Cephalopods observed from submersibles in the western North Atlantic. Bulletin of Marine Science, 49(1-2):433-445.

Online abstract: http://invertebrates.si.edu/cephs/vr9...

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[taxonomy:binomial=Taonius pavo]

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