Species identification

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  1. Euryhaline

    Euryhaline Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi to all,

    This little squid juvenile is 5 mm long and about 3-4 days after hatching.

    We collected a lot of eggs and hatched in the laboratory.

    Does anyone has an idea on the species of it?:banghead:

    How can identify it?

    Thanks in advance

    George
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  2. Taollan

    Taollan Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Where specifically were the eggs collected (both location and depth would be useful)? Type of substrate they were collected on? Can you say anything about the appearance about the egg case? Size? Color?
     
  3. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Yes, egg shape & size would be rather helpful, assuming they were deposited on the sea bed.
     
  4. monty

    monty Colossal Squid Staff Member Supporter

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    :welcome: to TONMO, and yeah, all the info they were asking about is good. It's good to see a Mediterranean researcher here... we don't have as many members from that area as NZ, North America, and the UK, maybe because of the language barrier.
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Looks like Loligo to me. Two species from that area are L. vulgaris and L. forbesi.
     
  6. DWhatley

    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Hate to pirate the thread, just a little, but would you wave to my folks if you see a cruise ship pass by please? They are somewhere in your neck of the woods this week :wink:

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