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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Head-on view of the flamboyant body posture of S. sepioidea. The squid usually holds this posture in a stationary position in the water column until either the threat departs or an escape is required. When viewed from the perspective of the predator, this body posture is highly cryptic looking like a bit of floating seaweed in the water column.

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