Southern Dumpling Squid | Euprymna tasmanica

"Like other species in the genus Euprymna, E. tasmanica bury themselves in the seafloor during the day and use their second pair of arms to rake sand grains over its head and body. The entire upper surfaces of their skin contain two very special cell types. One acts like a glue, holding a coat of sand over the body- so that even if flushed out of the sand by a predator the sand will remain. The second are special acid cells that can be used to disconnect the entire sand coat at once- leaving it as a sinking decoy for a predator while the squid jets away.”   -

(Photo Credit: x)

Southern Dumpling Squid | Euprymna tasmanica

"Like other species in the genus Euprymna, E. tasmanica bury themselves in the seafloor during the day and use their second pair of arms to rake sand grains over its head and body. The entire upper surfaces of their skin contain two very special cell types. One acts like a glue, holding a coat of sand over the body- so that even if flushed out of the sand by a predator the sand will remain. The second are special acid cells that can be used to disconnect the entire sand coat at once- leaving it as a sinking decoy for a predator while the squid jets away.”   -

(Photo Credit: x)

Southern Dumpling Squid | Euprymna tasmanica

"Like other species in the genus Euprymna, E. tasmanica bury themselves in the seafloor during the day and use their second pair of arms to rake sand grains over its head and body. The entire upper surfaces of their skin contain two very special cell types. One acts like a glue, holding a coat of sand over the body- so that even if flushed out of the sand by a predator the sand will remain. The second are special acid cells that can be used to disconnect the entire sand coat at once- leaving it as a sinking decoy for a predator while the squid jets away.”   -

(Photo Credit: x)


149 notes
tagged as: southern. dumpling. squid. saltwater. ocean. sea. marine. underwater. undersea. nature. cephalopod.

  1. scyphomedusa reblogged this from themerrymagicianjazzy
  2. themerrymagicianjazzy reblogged this from rnagnolialacivi
  3. rnagnolialacivi reblogged this from lurkerofthevoid
  4. themarineanimalrightsactivist reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  5. frauluther reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  6. sharktoothedcroc reblogged this from metasepiapfefferi
  7. switchnowipaddoodler reblogged this from metasepiapfefferi
  8. metasepiapfefferi reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  9. youreingaredshead reblogged this from hopefullifeahead
  10. hopefullifeahead reblogged this from royalbitemarks
  11. royalbitemarks reblogged this from dontwannabeanisland
  12. dontwannabeanisland reblogged this from iwouldratherbbc
  13. databeenjent reblogged this from shslscubadiver
  14. shslscubadiver reblogged this from iwouldratherbbc
  15. gonnagetrealfarkid reblogged this from light-em-up-benzedrine
  16. andhernameisveronica reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  17. lookallday reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  18. deryn-sharpest reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  19. hungrysociopath reblogged this from iwouldratherbbc
  20. pantalope reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  21. nobodiesinthetrees reblogged this from kassa-fabrication
  22. ananame reblogged this from fuck-yeah-cephalopods
  23. iwouldratherbbc reblogged this from angryalliterations
  24. pannukakkumysteeri reblogged this from americamura
  25. octopusquid reblogged this from fuck-yeah-cephalopods
  26. purplepois0n reblogged this from fuckyeahaquaria
  27. angryalliterations reblogged this from fuck-yeah-cephalopods