Other squids spawn only once in their lifetime, but the vampire squid have the tendency to reproduce many times, and it can reproduce more than 100 times in its lifetime.
The vampire squids live in deep seas with almost no light, and they have a low energy lifestyle which biologists consider the reason behind their unusual reproduction habits.
Vampire squid got their name because of their big red eyes and dark colored cloak like webbing and not because it fests on blood.
Researchers have long wondered about the reproduction process of vampire squids and they have found something interesting during the study.
Henk-Jan Hoving of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel, and lead author of the study said “We know very little about deep-sea organisms and their life-cycle patterns, in particular in the water column of the deep sea, the patterns we know from coastal and shallow-water organisms may not apply to deep-sea species.”
He added, that vampire squids do not have enough energy to spawn all their eggs at one time, and they spawn their eggs over a span of time, and this is the main reason for their longer life.
The observation is supported by the fact that the animals who reproduce multiple times have longer life than those who spawn only once through their life cycle.
This means that vampire squid is having longer life than the other species of soft-bodied cephalopod such as celeoid cephalopod may be having.
The vampire squids alternate their spawning period with the resting phases, this pattern is almost seen in every fish species which live in deep oceans.
Researchers are unaware of the animals which live in the deep oceans as those animals and organisms are in unreachable depths, this is the reason why marine ecologists are unable to determine the lifespan of the animal living in the depths of oceans.
The recent findings will make way for new study and findings that can reveal the secrets of the animals living in great depths of oceans.