Little-seen squid lures prey with unique tentacles

08/27/2013 | Nature (free content)

A rarely observed deep-sea squid uses its tentacles to lure prey close enough to kill, researchers say after viewing videos taken of the creatures in the Atlantic and North Pacific. The Grimalditeuthis bonplandi appears to move its unique tentacle clubs in a way that mimics a small fish or squid, according to Henk-Jan Hoving, a squid researcher at the Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany.

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