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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Adult S. sepioidea in flamboyant body posture consisting of twisted arms and mantle bands or bars. This body posture is usually displayed toward a potential threat or predator with the squid facing the perceived threat head-on. The squid usually holds this posture in a stationary position in the water column until either the predatory threat departs or an escape is required.

Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Cayman islands

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