Oval Squid, Bigfin Reef Squid, Pacific Reef Squid, Indo-Pacific Squid, Tropical Squid, Loliginid Squid, Common Pelagic Squid, Calamari Squid.
Also known as Oval Squid, Bigfin Reef Squid, Pacific Reef Squid, Indo-Pacific Squid, Tropical Squid, Loliginid Squid, Common Pelagic Squid and Calamari Squid.
Found in shallow coastal waters, lagoons and harbours often hovering near reefs and under jetties.
This squid is commonly seen at night feeding on fish.
They feed on fish and crustaceans.
Length - 30cm
Depth - 0-100m
These squid are sometimes mistaken for cuttlefish due to the large fin that surrounds their mantle.
Commonly seen at night and can be inquisitive of divers, however if approached they can swim backwards at great speed producing a jet of water from the funnel in the front. Their fins are used for turning.
This species is known for its elaborate courtship displays and size sorted schooling behaviour.
In some pictures can be seen the nursery of squid eggs hanging on lines like washing drying! All in sausage shaped bundles, when the squid hatch they will be as tiny as a grain of rice!!
Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Long-finned Squid. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!
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