Thank you for your patience while we retrieve your images.

17 of 85 photos
Categories & Keywords

Subcategory:Marine Life
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:bobtail, cephalopod, squid
Photo Info

Dimensions3089 x 2471
Original file size7.13 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Blue Berry's Bobtail Squid

Blue Berry's Bobtail Squid

Berry's bobtail squid (Euprymna berryi)

Date taken: August 27, 2014 at 6:24pm
Dive site: Beangabang, Central Pantar, Alor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

Here's a bobtail squid (which is actually closer to a cuttlefish than a squid but it's still categorized as a squid). Specifically, this little guy is often called the Berry's bobtail squid. These very small squid (adults are 3-5cm; up to 3cm for males and 5cm for females) tend to shy away quickly. They hunt at night and are hard to miss with their electric blue color! One of my favorites to see but they don't stay out long; their method to evade prey is to bury themselves in the sand (as this one did only moments after this photo)!

My iNaturalist observation:

For more info:
* Wikipedia info for Berry's bobtail squid

* OurBelovedSeas trip report: