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.

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

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