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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Difference in size at hatching between Loligo opalescens (large hatchling, ~3.0 mm mantle length) and Loligo plei (3 small hatchlings, ~ 1.5 mm mantle length). There has been almost no success in culturing squid species with small hatchlings like L. plei due to the difficulty in providing live food organisms of the correct size and nutritional value. Most squid species fall into this small hatchling size category.

Maturity: Hatchling; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexico

Creator: 
Roger Hanlon
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith