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From AFP news agency:

Revealed: Scientists have unlocked the secrets of the ‘Squid from Hell’

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 2:20 EDT

Biologists on Wednesday said they had unlocked secrets about the vampire squid, a mysterious creature that feeds on the decaying dead in the unlit depths.

The squid is so weird that it is known as a “phylogenetic relic.” It has the honour of occupying a taxononomic category all of its own, combining features of octopuses and squids in a unique evolutionary formula that has survived for millions of years.

As Vampyroteuthis infernalis — the “Squid from Hell” — it is the only species in the Order Vampyromorpha, where it was placed in 1903.

The 13-centimetre (five-inch) cephalopod lives in temperate and tropical oceans, inhabiting waters at depths between roughly 600 and…

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