Cockatoo squid

This cockatoo squid, Galiteuthis phyllura, has large eyeballs bulging from its head and photophores, or light organs, under its eyes. These squid are found in the deep midwater below 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet), often hanging motionless with their arms above their body.

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