Piglet Squid

During our Open Ocean Plankton Class, CMA recently collected a live specimen of a Helicocranchid squid known as the “piglet squid.” Although the animal unfortunately died, it is preserved for our research and teaching collections (Helicocranchia pfefferi, CMA 2006.4.16) and is available to view in our information booth. The photo might suggest the reason for its common name.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

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