Octopus (Polypus levis Hoyle)


Carl Chun a Leipzig University Professor of Zoology initiated and led the famous German deep-sea expedition in the steamship Valdivia that left Hamburg for a nine-month scientific voyage to the Atlantic, Indian and Great Southern oceans and investigated chemical, zoological and physical characteristics encountered in the oceans during the voyage.

Chun was a specialist on cephalopods and plankton. He discovered and named the vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis, which means “vampire squid from hell”).


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