Name These Squid, Named!
June 22, 2010
We interrupt Plush Week to bring you this awesome video by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). I’m virtually certain that the first few are Humbolt Squid (Docidicus gigas), but can anyone identify the rest?
In the comments, Linda Kuhnz from MBARI comes to the rescue. She says…
The squids featured in this video were filmed in Monterey Bay (except for the Piglet Squid, which was filmed in the Gulf of California) at depths ranging from 980 to 3,150 feet.
A) Black-eyed Squid (Gonatus)
B) Humboldt Squid (Doscidicus gigas)
C) Swordtail Squid (Chiroteuthis)
D) Market Squid (Doryteuthis opalescens)
E) Cockatoo Squid (Galiteuthis)
F) Swordtail Squid (Chiroteuthis)
G) Octopus Squid (Octopoteuthis)
H) Piglet Squid (Heliocranchia)
I) Swordtail Squid (Chiroteuthis)