Stubby Squid
(Rossia pacifica)

image of a Stubby Squid

Image ID: 25-01

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Comments : Three Tree Point is a great place to find small squid or octopus. Finding a Stubby Squid is always a treat, as they are masters of camouflage and hard to find. On some dives, we encounter as many as three of these little invertebrates. This is a great picture showing the squid's chromaphores changing color from red to white. Like Red Octopus, and Giant Pacific Octopus, Stubby Squid can change color in the blink of an eye.
Common name : Stubby Squid
Scientific Name : Rossia pacifica
Location Found : Three Tree Point, Central Puget Sound
Actual Size : 2 inches
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX w/1->2T macro, ISO 100 film, 35mm
Natural History :