Ommastrephes

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  1. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Ommastrephes bartramii, commonly known as the flying squid (and several other names). The common name stems from this behavior


    (does no one else think that a squid that can project itself out of the water is not the coolest thing ever!?!)

    They can be identified by the long silver band on their ventral side (the side with the funnel :wink: )

    The Ommastrephids are a highly abundant family, and comprise over half of the worlds squid fisheries.

    Info at:
    http://tolweb.org/Ommastrephes/19947
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    After seeing the recent photo of a group of them flying (I think this picture is from that incident), it has become one of the things on my, see before your time is up, list.
     

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