27 December 2013 at 7:03 pm
Don’t you already have one of those?
Acolyte of Sagan says
Did somebody just cough something up?
27 December 2013 at 7:05 pm
It’s a brain slug!
27 December 2013 at 7:40 pm
That thing is a fucking killer. You can practically see its left eye twitching as it waits to savage whatever appendage is foolishly dangled in front of it.
27 December 2013 at 8:07 pm
So that’s what Dr. Zoidberg looked like as a child. He’s adorable.
27 December 2013 at 10:46 pm
Awww! A cute, cuddly baby snuffaluffagus.
27 December 2013 at 11:20 pm
Here I was expecting a pajama squid (Sepioloidea lineolata)… cos what’s more fun than footy footy footy footy footy footy footy footy pajamas?
27 December 2013 at 11:36 pm
That’s the thing that keeps etting my pacman!!!!!!
Markus Schäfer says
28 December 2013 at 6:56 am
No wonder Great Cthulhu rarely shows its baby pictures.
28 December 2013 at 7:36 am
Or is this the result of some vile experiment where PZ has distilled all the cuteness out of 6,000 kittens and injected it into some long suffering elder god?
BTW my sigoth found it totally squeeable – but then she squees at naked mole rats.
Jack Krebs says
28 December 2013 at 8:01 am
So what exactly is it? The source doesn’t say – do you know, PZ?
WMDKitty -- Survivor says
28 December 2013 at 3:27 pm
Huh. I killed a swarm of those in Warcraft the other night…
Dick the Damned says
28 December 2013 at 4:55 pm
Indulging in some tetrapod-biased prejudice, i perceive this animal to have a very large braincase, indeed, to be almost entirely braincase. It’s all head & no body! And its tentacles appear to be so short as to be entirely useless for any function more adventurous than sessile filter feeding.
Someone please tell me this is a ruthless carnivore. (Evidence-based, of course.)
29 December 2013 at 2:22 am
It’s the larval form of Dr. Zoidberg.
29 December 2013 at 2:23 am
It’s all head & no body!
must be why they call them cephalopods, eh?
29 December 2013 at 3:16 am
Such sweet little appendages. Does he come in plushie form?
29 December 2013 at 11:58 pm
Forget a puppy, I want snuggleupaps for Xmas.
30 December 2013 at 12:18 am
not sure about this species, but V. infernalis does:
30 December 2013 at 9:45 pm
@Ichthyic You are the bearer of good tidings. Thank you!