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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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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.

 

Cheers,

Jim.

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

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