Friday, October 17, 2008

Eggs of Southern Calamari Squid

I have just received another email from the Discovery Center of Melbourne Museum this morning. A second marine biologist there has looked at the photos and identified these to be the eggs of the Southern Calamari Squid, Sepioteuthis australis. (In their first reply, they only said that these were squid eggs.)


Denis Wilson said...

Hi Chai
That's another of life''s mysteries solved, then. It is great to be able to get help from the blogger community, and emails.
Well done.

Mosura said...

That great you got an ID.

Tsun-Thai Chai said...

Thanks, Denis & Alan. I actually enjoy tracking down information like this - it allows to pretend that I am an investigator of some sort.

And thanks to Snail too, who suggested that I contact Mark Norman of Museum Victoria for ID.

FYI, in the replies from Melbourne Museum, they didn't say the name of the marine biologist who gave the id.

Snail said...

I'd guess it's Mark N. He's the only cephalopod person there ATM.