Many of you have probably seen this already. No doubt, you have said something like
This thing has teeth where a beak should be — disquietingly human teeth, at that.
The picture is disturbing to say the least and will haunt my dreams. So is the picture real? Yes.
The species is Promachoteuthis sulcus recently described by Young, Vecchione, and Roper. The published figure is…
What you see is the oral view of the brachial and buccal crown. The supposed teeth are papillae on the lips of the buccal mass common in cephalopods (See below).