Stubby Squid
(Rossia pacifica)

image of a Stubby Squid

Image ID: 26-01

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Comments : Stubby Squid caught between color phases. From the size of their eye relative to their body, you can surmise that Stubby Squid are nocturnal and rely heavily upon sight for survival. When we do find Stubby Squid, they are often sitting like this quietly on the bottom hoping not to be noticed. In this photo you can also see the tentacles of a Sun Star just behind the squid.
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 :