What the heck sorta fish is this?

I found this picture in the deep dark bowels of the Internet . . . It doesn’t look edited or anything. Just . . . what IS that thing? Is it supposed to look like that or did something happen to it?

(Oh, and I’m referring to the beast on the LEFT, not the right . . . :wink: )

It looks kind of like a big squid to me; you’re only looking at the head, and the tentacles are below the area of the picture.


It looks like a squid with half its mantle (the pointy, non-tentacled end) cut off.

Picture of whole squid.

Diagram of squid.