Most NSFW Creature Ever

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Move over, Sea Cucumber; your title as “most obscene specimen of marine life” has just been usurped. Enter The Pigbutt Worm! In addition to its official name, this newly-discovered species is also sometimes called The Flying Buttocks. Its Latin name, Chaetopterus pugaporcinus, translates to “resembling a pig’s rump.” These marble-sized creatures float below oxygen minimum zone and appear to catch food inside a small cloud of mucus that surrounds their mouth. Yum!

So Coilhouse is supposed to be on this crazy deadline moratorium but when I saw this picture, for some reason it made me think of all of you, and I just had to share. Enjoy!

Many thanks to (what other pervert could have submitted this?) Paul Komoda.

14 Responses to “Most NSFW Creature Ever”

  1. Paul Komoda Says:

    The lovely image above was taken from the excellent coffee table volume,”The Deep-The Extraordinary Creatures of he Abyss” by Claire Nouvianhttp://www.thedeepbook.org/

    Double-Plus Uber!

  2. Zoetica Says:

    Ah, yess! The infamous Pig Butt Worm really does deserve a special place on Coilhouse. Thanks, Paul, you twisted cookie!

  3. Mer Says:

    Waah! I love that book. Have been meaning to review it here forebber.

    My personal fave:

  4. Nadya Says:

    Aww Mer, that little guy is so cute! I just want to tickle him!

  5. Mark Says:

    Yay Mer! A variant of the ever-awesome piglet squid, I believe?
    http://squid.us/piglet-squid/

    The episode of The Blue Planet was always my fave. Awesome lightly stoned viewing, always gives me the sweetest dreams if I fall asleep to it…

  6. Maeri Says:

    Of course Paul submitted this! I was so excited about this book that I read it with white gloves on when i first got it. amazing amazment the deep sea is.
    my personal favorite: the winteria fish (below angler)

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  8. joshua Says:

    i think coilhouse really needs to devote more time to articles like these. i’m not kidding either.

  9. Bane Says:

    big putt worm?… seriously?
    kinda reminds me of a grade school teacher I had, from a certain angle anyways :)

  10. Mark Says:

    Sorry, that should’ve read the Blue Planet episode The Deep…only about the first half of it seems to be on YouTube, but if you’ve got a spare 20min to be reminded that truth is indeed stranger than fiction…
    Part 1
    Part 2

  11. Vivacious G Says:

    Hahaha. ewwww.

    And that little guy in Mer’s comment. Well, now I know where the inspiration for those pokemon whatever characters that my daughter loves come from.

  12. gooby Says:

    That article mentions how much it resembles a pig butt over and over, I feel its to keep anyone from coining it the “human butt” worm.

    “No really! Doesn’t it resemble a PIG’S butt??? eh? a PIG’S?”

  13. Jeremiadist Says:

    Truly… remarkable.

    This made my whole day, and part of tomorrow to boot.

    Oddly enough, I just posted on the Sea Cucumber myself. See http://tcsf.blogdrive.com/archive/198.html I will post a link from there to here, for those so inclined to further incline themselves.

  14. Eban Says:

    Clearly designed by Hans Bellmer.