Caption: This Pterygioteuthis squid, a diurnally mesopelagic squid, was captured in a trawl in the Gulf of Mexico, 2015. This species has several distinctive photophores (light-producing structures) over each eye.

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Keywords: animal, bioluminescent, cephalopod, cephalopoda, deep sea, diurnal, fauna, gulf of mexico, invertebrate, marine animal, marine life, mesopelagic, mollusc, mollusca, mollusk, photophores, pterygioteuthis, pyroteuthidae, sea life, squid, tentacles, wildlife

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Pterygioteuthis squid

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