Caribbean reef squid

species of mollusc

The Caribbean reef squid (Sepioteuthis sepioidea), commonly called the reef squid, is a species of torpedo-shaped squid. It is mostly found in the Caribbean sea and sometimes found off the coast of Florida. They are found in schools (meaning group) of about thirty at a time.[2] Where they live depends on their stage of life and size such as the 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 has a beak like a lot of other squids to cut their food up so that it is easier to process. They communicate through the colors of their body as well as shape and texture.[source?]

Caribbean reef squid
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Cephalopoda
Order: Myopsida
Family: Loliginidae
Genus: Sepioteuthis
Species:
S. sepioidea
Binomial name
Sepioteuthis sepioidea
Synonyms[1]
  • Loligo sepiodea
    Blainville, 1823
  • Sepioteuthis biangutata
    Rang, 1837
  • Sepioteuthis sepiodea
    d'Orbigny, 1839
  • Sepioteuthis sloani
    Leach, 1849
  • Sepioteuthis ovata
    Gabb, 1868
  • Sepioteuthis ehrhardti
    Pfeffer, 1884
  • Sepioteuthis accidentalis
    Robson, 1926
  • Sepia officinalis jurujubai
    Oliveira, 1940

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 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).