Thursday, February 23, 2017

ZooWeird 83

A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.

Taonius borealis. This bizzare cartoonish creature is Taonius borealis, one of the two recognized species in the Taonius genus. It is an oceanic glass squid that inhabits great deep-waters. It is known to occur in boreal and sub-Arctic regions of the North Pacific Ocean. They have been observed to lurk in depths greater than 2,000 m. Adults grows to be about 50 cm and have large eyes, pointed forward. However, they can direct them laterally as well.The maximum known length is 66 cm. (All animal info from

This squid resembles a “cartoon”—
At least, it’s told this, noon to noon.
(Better, somewhat, than a “goon.”)

But pause to think a little bit:
Because from where I stand or sit—
Perhaps a cartoon looks like it?

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