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Licence: 
All rights reserved.
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

The buccal mass of a large Sthenoteuthis pteropus caught by squid jig from a research ship in the Gulf of Mexico. Note the large, sharp upper and lower beaks within the mouth. The small bumps surrounding the beaks are the oral papillae and are sensitive to taste.

Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Gulf of mexico

Creator: 
Raymond Hixon
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith