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Squid198

Observed: 24th June 2009 By: ChrisMcAChrisMcA is knowledgeable about InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in InvertebratesChrisMcA’s earned reputation in Invertebrates
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My 2nd squid sighting of 2,both in onshore pools

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Nick Upton's picture

Rockpool squid

What a great find! Had there maybe been a storm to have washed it ashore or was this on a very low tide (as when I found dogfish in a rockpool on at Rhossili recently ?) It does look like pics I've seen of A. subulata - The Common European Squid - whose egg sacs (almost certainly) I found washed up in Cumbria with developing young visible.

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

ChrisMcA's picture

Was prob a young one (can be

Was prob a young one (can be 21cm).Only photo'd this that day. (no notes fr. ab. late 2008 on just tide tables & photolocns); pretty low (.7m in table) but this was 3 hrs later,in sand pool at foot of Rhossili bay cliffs (& not the biggest).But only visible when it moved. After posting it I tried the Ispot search with "squid" & neither of mine came up, so I added "squid" to both descriptions & now both show. Try it & you'll find my 1st (was a bit bold with ID) & only had a jam jar to photo it.
I note your Acteon eggs still don't show if you type A. tornatilis, maybe for same reason

Nick Upton's picture

Squid

Yes, I know those pools - which had lots of fish in last time I was there, but didn't see any squid! Must check harder in future! I agree it's likely to be a young one and maybe more likely to get trapped as a result. The current search facility does seem a little limited...

Nick Upton, naturalist and photographer.

ChrisMcA's picture

May take years!

May take years!

ChrisMcA's picture

Link to new ID

http://www.arkive.org/veined-squid/loligo-forbesi/image-G130788.html Almost the same, (& Forbesii is much the commoner of the 2 loligos in the UK).

dejayM's picture

split

Split vote I'm afraid but knowing Mick's interest I think he'll follow.. As you say we can only safely assume Loligo.