You missed nothing in last night’s Republican debate » « Pernicious excuses for the supernatural Friday Cephalopod: no one remembers third place This is a recently caught specimen of Onykia robusta, the third largest species of squid in the world. Everyone knows the colossal squid and the giant squid, which can get to be about 15 meters long, but the Robust Clubhook squid is #3 at 4 meters. Humboldt State University Marine Laboratory Share this:PrintEmailShare on TumblrTweet You missed nothing in last night’s Republican debate » « Pernicious excuses for the supernatural
The squid getting caught inadvertently in the fishing net is sad, but fortunately this animal can be used for educational purposes.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reports some information on this species.
Poor thing just has a lousy PR agent. I mean when your competition is the colossal squid and the giant squid, and someone sticks the moniker Robust Clubhook squid on you, you’re doomed before you even get started.
Even the Octonauts have an Episode about each the colossal and the Giant squid, and 3 other squids, too, but none about this one.
The picture is credited to Humboldt State University, which shares its name with yet another kind of squid!