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Octopuses and Squids

Octopuses

Caribbean Reef Octopus

Octopus briareus

        
(1-9: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)


Common Octopus

Octopus vulgaris

 
(1-2: Minagerheas, Roatan)

Suckers on the arms have dark rings, vs. Caribbean reef octopus, which don't have dark rings.


Squids

Arrow Squid

Doryteuthis pleii

(1: CoCo View Resort, Roatan)

This is a juvenile.


Caribbean Reef Squid

Sepioteuthis sepioidea

          
(1-3, 5-8: CoCo View Resort, Roatan / 4: John's Place, Roatan / 9-11: Newman's Wall, Roatan)


Squid Ink

When startled, squid will release a burst of ink and jet off.  The ink doesn't obscure the whole area like a smoke screen.  It's more like a decoy, which stays in one place while the squid takes off.

(1: John's Place, Roatan)