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Unidentified critter

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by Gaynor, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Gaynor

    Gaynor Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lescala, Catalunia, Costa Brava, Spain
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    Can anyone identify the attached?
    It looks like an egg case and was found firmly attached to the Posidonia during last summer´s research in the Med. It measured about 1cm diameter by 1.5cm high.

    I can´t see my attachment, so I´ll put it in my gallery.
     
  2. LeslieH

    LeslieH Barracuda

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    It's an egg of a bobtail squid or a cuttlefish.
     
  3. Diver0001

    Diver0001 Instructor, Scuba

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    It's a squid egg. Cuttlefish eggs are dark in colour.

    It's unusual to see only one. Usually they're laid in large numbers.

    R..
     
  4. Gaynor

    Gaynor Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lescala, Catalunia, Costa Brava, Spain
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    Thanks.
    That one was all on it´s own and I haven´t seen anymore since.
    I do see cuttlefish in the same area but I don´t know what a bobtail squid looks like.
    Does anyone have a photo of a bobtail squid? Are they nocturnal?
     
  5. isurus

    isurus Barracuda

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