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#1 johnjvv

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:30 PM

Hi!

I took this pic under a pier in Melbourne during a night dive and after looking at it again I was curious whether it was a just your normal everyday squid or something else. We regularly see pygmy, dumpling and calamari squid, but this one looks a bit out of shape and attached to a twig. It is about 5cm.

Looking forward to some thoughts!

Cheers,
John

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#2 JimSwims

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:05 PM

Definitely a Pygmy Squid (Idiosepius notoides), they have a sticky gland on their back which they use to attach themselves to
algae seagrass etc. It is a maximum sized one going by your guesstimate.

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#3 johnjvv

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 02:12 AM

Thanks mate! Thats pretty cool that they have a sticky gland....wish i had one against the current!





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