Caribbean reef squid

species of mollusc

The Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea) is a species of torpedo-shaped squid. It is mostly found in the Caribbean sea and sometimes found off the coast of Florida.

Caribbean reef squid
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Myopsida
Family: Loliginidae
Genus: Sepioteuthis
S. sepioidea
Binomial name
Sepioteuthis sepioidea

They are found in schools (groups) of about thirty at a time.[2] Baby squids live closer to the shore than the older ones. The squid can eat 30-60% of their body weight daily. The Caribbean reef squid uses its beak to cut their food up so that it is easier to process. They communicate using the colors of their body as well as shape and texture.

References change

  1. Julian Finn (2016). "Sepioteuthis sepioidea (Blainville, 1823)". World Register of Marine Species. Flanders Marine Institute. Retrieved 20 February 2018.
  2. Jahr, F. (2010). "Fact or fiction: Can a squid fly out of the water?". Scientific American (August 2, 2010).