Eye Flash Squid

Eye Flash Squid

C017/5335 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 74.7MB

Downloadable file size: 3.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: Dante Fenolio/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: The Eye Flash Squid, Abralia veranyi, (Enoploteuthidae) is found in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. The arrangement of the photophores in the tentacles helps to identify this species. Photophores on the ventral surface of this species produce a blue light matching the light coming down from the ocean's surface. A predator looking up from below will not be able to see the silhouette of the squid owing to the blue light from the photophores matching the light from the surface. This use of bioluminescence is called counterillumination and occurs in fish, cephalopods and other invertebrates. This individual was captured in a Tucker Trawl between the surface and 350 meters depth at night, in the Gulf of Mexico,

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: abralia, abralia veranyi, animal, asteroteuthis, bathypelagic, bioluminescence, bioluminescent, cephalopod, cephalopoda, counterillumination, deep sea cephalopods, deep-ocean squid, deep-sea squid, enoploteuthidae, eye flash squid, gulf of mexico, invertebrate, mesopelagic, mollusc, nekton, pelagos, photophore, photophores, squid, squid eye

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.