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Double-ear Bobtail Squid

Euprymna berryi

Description:

This one was spotted burying itself during a night dive. Cuttlefish are marine animals of the order Sepiida. They belong to the class Cephalopoda, which also includes squid, octopi, and nautiluses. 'Cuttle' is a reference to their unique internal shell, the cuttlebone. Despite their name, cuttlefish are true molluscs.

Habitat:

Open water over volcanic ash bottom at Tulamben, Bali

Notes:

Phylum: Mollusca Class: Cephalopoda Superorder: Decapodiformes Order: Sepiida

9 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Nice one ! Thanks for the information as well.

ChrisP
ChrisP 6 years ago

Interesting, the double ear is clearly visible!

ChrisP
ChrisP 6 years ago

Excellent!..thank you Blogie!

ChrisP
ChrisP 6 years ago

Thank you Marek

ChrisP
ChrisP 7 years ago

Hi Marta..no actually not..they are quite busy bodies..so their movement draws the eye..but once they are buried, no chance!!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Wow! Nice! I can imagine how tiny it was! and hidden in the sand must have been difficult to spot it at first!

ChrisP
ChrisP 7 years ago

I took the three photos in sequence...

ChrisP
ChrisP 7 years ago

Thank you Mark...yes, one is lucky to see them..within seconds they bury themselves under the sand!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

That is really cute. Nice spotting !

ChrisP
Spotted by
ChrisP

Bali, Indonesia

Spotted on Sep 14, 2007
Submitted on Jun 14, 2013

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