A new squid has been caught near Hawaii — much is being made of the fact that it has eight arms instead of ten, but that doesn’t seem like such a big deal to me, since we have the example of Taningia danae with a similar arrangement. It’s more interesting that there is a preliminary assignment to the genus Mastigoteuthis, a curious and poorly understood group of cephalopods.


  1. #1 David Marjanovi?
    July 6, 2007

    If this is evidence of interbreeding

    Why should it be? I bet it’s simply another species of not-quite-conventional squid.