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Two-toned Pgymy Squid

Idiosepius pygmaeus


Very small in size, just around 1 cm, and if you are not familiar with them, you would think its just a floating algae. Seen during sunset dive, just at the onset of night, they starts to come out to hunt/feed. This one just caught a krill/shrimp that is nearly its size.


Idiosepius pygmaeus, also known as the Two-toned Pygmy Squid, is a species of bobtail squid native to the Indo-Pacific. It occurs in waters of the South China Sea, Japan, Philippines, Palau, Indonesia, Northern Mariana Islands, as well as northern and northeastern Australia. It inhabits shallow, inshore waters

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Spotted on Feb 9, 2016
Submitted on Feb 9, 2016

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