Vampire Squids Have Unique Reproductive Strategy That Helps Them Live Longer Than Other Squids

April 21, 2015 11:55 AM

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Vampire Squids Have Unique Reproductive Strategy That Helps Them Live Longer Than Other Squids

Vampire squids, known for living at a slower pace than other squids, have a unique reproductive strategy, setting them apart from all other living cephalopods, and allowing them to live a relatively longer life, researchers said in a new study, published in the journal Current Biology on Monday.

Unlike other squids and octopuses that have only one reproductive cycle before they die, vampire squids, which tend to float, rather than swim, experience dozens of egg-making cycles in their lifetimes -- a pattern of multiple spawning more common among fish, the researchers said in the study. This,...

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