Cirrothauma sp. 1



General: Very large animal. Lower ~25% of the arms appear to extend below the bottom of the web. Red to orange coloration with a diffuse white band in the upper region near/under the eye. Eye does not look particulary small or degenerate on specimens observed in video (compare with C. murrayi). Large barrel-shaped suckers (vs stalked suckers as in C. magna). Skin and underlying body tissue appears soft, exhibiting curtain-like wrinkles.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Demersal.

Additional Information

Consulting taxonomist: Stephanie Bush.


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Citation: Cirrothauma sp. 1 () Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-12-03.
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