The Secretive Vampire Squid

The vampire squid is both creepy and gross. This octopus/squid hybrid eats "marine snow," which is a combination of dead bodies, mucus and feces. It packs this concoction into ball-like food modules with its tentacles before eating. Learn more about this freaky creature.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Vampire Squid's species name translation denotes it as the "vampire squid from Hell." 00:43

  2. It is the only surviving member of it's phylogenetic family. 01:03

  3. The squid-like creature eats a concoction known as "marine snow" which consists of dead bodies, feces and saliva. 01:49

Written by Curiosity Staff October 29, 2014