11 photos - 3 species

Sepioteuthis lessoniana

Bigfin reef squid, Tiger squid, Glitter squid or Oval squid

 Maximum length: 40 cm

Depth 1 - 100 m

Large eyes, tentacles shorter than the body.

Swims forwards and backwards.

Photo 1 Astrid: Hurghada Egypt

Photos 2 - 3 Johnny: Hurghada Egypt

Sepioteuthis sepioidea

Caribbean reef squid or reef squid

 Maximum length: 30 cm.

Depth up to 20 metres

This cuttlefish has a thin, undulating body edge,

bright green-blue eyes and is very variable in colour.

Mostly found in open water over reefs, sandy areas or seagrass beds.

Very shy animals, always far enough away from divers,

always changing colour to indicate their mood.

Often found in formation with conspecifics in order to hunt more effectively.

Photos 1 - 3 Astrid: Bonaire Caribbean

Photos 4 - 6 Johnny: Bonaire Caribbean

Thysanoteuthis rhombus

Egg mass from the Diamond squid, Diamondback squid

or Rhomboid squid

 Size: up to 100 cm

The photos show the free-floating, tubular egg mass of the rhombus squid.

The squid itself is large and is found in tropical and subtropical deep waters.

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of this animal,

it only comes to the surface at night,

to feed and reproduce.

It has short arms and large triangular fins that run the entire length of the mantle.

Photos 1 - 2 Johnny: El Qesir Egypt