Friday Cephalopod: Red and pointy

Sepia erostrata

Figure from Cephalopods: A World Guide (amzn/b&n/abe/pwll), by Mark Norman.


  1. #1 Corn
    January 30, 2009

    Total Off Topic:
    an alle deutschen Pharynguliten: am 20.2. ist in Dortmund die erste europäische Tagung über Einstellung und Wissen zu Evolution (, wo auch ausdrücklich die Gefahr und die bereits erfolgte Einflußnahme des Kreationismus diskutiert werden. U.a. spricht Anne Brasseur vom Europarat über dieses Thema. Ich habe das PZ schon geschrieben, aber vielleicht ist es bei ihm im Spam gelandet.
    Geht einer von Euch hin? Ich werde da sein und wenn genug kommen, könnte man ein erstes deutsches Pharyngufest veranstalten.

    Bis dahin,

    P.S.: Falls sich Österreicher, Schweizer oder Holländer einfinden sollten, sind die selbstverständlich auch angesprochen.

  2. #2 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    January 30, 2009

    Sure, it looks dangerous, but how long before it becomes so much of a tasty morsel for a dolphin?

  3. #3 Chris H
    January 30, 2009

    Hmmm looks suspiciously like a red hot pepper with a fish hook on the left, are you sure you did not take this from the Atlas of Creation?

  4. #4 Rob Clack
    January 30, 2009

    Aint she pretty?

  5. #5 Rob Clack
    January 30, 2009

    Aint she pretty?

  6. #6 AJ
    January 30, 2009

    Always love seeing the cephalopod. Not because I would find them especially fascinating, but because it means it’s Friday and wine day.

  7. #7 Hugh M.
    January 30, 2009

    Sounds like fun, gluck (sorry, I couldn’t resist) with that.

    Yeah, it does look quite a lot like a chilli I had growing, once, white spots and everything. Nice.

  8. #8 Cuttlefish, OM
    January 30, 2009

    Looks a little like my old banner art… I like!

  9. #9 itwasntme
    January 30, 2009

    Deutschen Pharynguliten! I love them, too.

  10. #10 Evolving Squid
    January 30, 2009

    Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist von den Aalen voll.

  11. #11 Jadehawk
    January 30, 2009

    hmm… that orange line over the eye makes the little critter look kinda angry

    @E.V. #10

    what the fuck…? have you been playing with babelfish again!?

  12. #12 Glenn Grace
    January 30, 2009

    I once saw a cuttlefish on a shallow reef in Honduras 3 feet deep while snorkeling. My wife and I watched it for five minutes spellbound by the little lights running up and down the length of it. When it left it was so quick that one second it was there and the next not. These things are incredibly beautiful. We are grateful for the experience.

  13. #13 Monado
    January 31, 2009

    Find the center of mass, and it will make a beautiful Cephalopodmas ornament. Can someone please do a glass version?

  14. #14 Sili
    January 31, 2009

    My wife and I watched it for five minutes spellbound by the little lights running up and down the length of it.

    I bet your wallets were gone once you came to your senses. Insidious little buggers.

  15. #15 Ladywolf
    February 1, 2009


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