Scientists first filmed a long-tailed squid: video

In the Pacific Ocean, a rare deep-sea squid with long tail. The find was made by American marine biologists.

This is the squid Asperoteuthis mangoldae, it has been known since the 1970s, however, a living representative of the species, scientists came across for the first time. Movie shot in the Pacific island of Jarvis. Make rare frames succeeded with the help of the Hercules underwater drone. Tail the animal almost doubles the length of the body, there is also auxiliary fins with unclear function. It makes squid unique creature. Biologists suggest that such an appearance helps him pretend to be other animals.

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