Kōrero: Octopus and squid

Ram’s horn squid (1 o 2)

Ram’s horn squid

The tiny ram’s horn squid has an internal-chambered shell at the rear of its body to assist with buoyancy. Live animals are rarely encountered in New Zealand waters, but following their death, large numbers of the coiled shells wash up on west coast beaches.

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Photograph by Steve O'Shea

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Squid in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7932/rams-horn-squid (accessed 14 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006