No, just kidding: The newly-discovered creature isn’t the much-heralded underwater sea elephant, he of the penile trunk and penile tusks.
But the truth is equally as strange.
Scientists have just released a series of photos of marine animals found in Australia’s eastern abyss, and it’s a pretty swingin’ scene down there.
There’s “shortarse deelerfish.” Flesh-eating crustaceans. Zombie worms. Sea pigs. Lots of creatures that will give you nightmares. And one creature that will… awaken your desire.
Perhaps that’s overstating it.
The so-called peanut worm (and why didn’t they just call it the “penis worm” instead of being coy?) is really the most phallic thing imaginable outside of actual penises:
— Museums Victoria (@museumsvictoria) June 19, 2017
Let it suffice to say, Twitter was all over this newly discovered sea creature:
— Elaina Doré Smith (@elainadsmith) June 18, 2017
What is this one called? Dildofilphora?
— SC (@2xAught7) June 18, 2017
— Ashley Lukes (@a_lukes8) June 18, 2017
Google peanut worm
— The Hermit (@JeffBaum13) June 19, 2017
umm, sea creature or…. pic.twitter.com/pEMSrBHsJQ
— JeLLe ? (@AmethystJ24) June 17, 2017
Suddenly I wanna go deep sea diving pic.twitter.com/nUKgSdwtge
— ? (@festivating) June 17, 2017