Live L. brevis being tested for head-body kinesiology in a restraining apparatus. This restraint did no damage to the squids and they could be released without harm after the experiments. The restraint allowed the researcher to control the orientation of the body and observe the resultant orientation of the head (Preuss and Budelmann, 1995). See this image for another view of this restraining device.
Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: Nw gulf of mexico