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Humming-bird Bobtail Squid or Berry's Bobtail Squid

Euprymna berryi


Euprymna berryi, commonly called Humming-bird Bobtail Squid or Berry's bobtail squid among various other vernacular names, is a species mollusc cephalopod in the family Sepiolidae. The Humming-bird Bobtail Squid is widespread throughout the tropical waters of the central Indo-Pacific area from the Indonesia to the Philippines. Its size varies according to the sex, males are not bigger than 3 centimetres (1.2 in) while the female reaches 5 centimetres (2.0 in) length.


Shallow waters among sandy and sea grass bottom. Nocturnal creatures, they tend to come out at night to feed/hunt shrimps and krills.


They are fun to watch as they changes colors as they move around. When they don't feel comfortable having dive lights shine on them, they will start to dig into the sand to hide themselves and will even use their tentacles to collect sands to place over the top of their body and head until only their eyes are exposed!

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Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Lovely spotting - thanks for the information on this endearing little squid, Albert.

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Ashley for the nomination.

AshleyT 5 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

AlbertKang 5 years ago

Thanks, @Reza :)

Beauty !

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Jan 10, 2016
Submitted on Jan 18, 2016

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