Atlantic oval squid

Atlantic oval squid
Atlantic oval squid
Phylum Mollusca (snails, nudibranchs, bivalves, squid & octopus)
Sepioteuthis sepioidea
0 to 60 ft
Highly variable in color, squid have large eyes and eight tentacles extending from a missile-shaped body. The body color varies from white to deep red depending on the animals mood, however they are most commonly seen with iridescent spots mottling sepia toned body. The Atlantic oval squid is common throughout the Caribbean, including the Cayman Islands. It inhabits shallow reefs. Squid are often found in small groups. They hunt small fishes and crustaceans by capturing them with their tentacles. At night it is frequently seen close to the surface attracted to bright lights.

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