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Hawaiian bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes, in front of diving mask. This squid lives in a symbiotic relationship with the bioluminescent bacteria Vibrio fischeri, which inhabits a special light organ in the squid's mantle. The bacteria are fed a sugar and amino acid solution by the squid and in return hide the squid's silhouette when viewed from below by matching the amount of light hitting the top of the mantle, (counter-illumination). From Midway Island

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Image size: 3780x3059 pixels (12.6"x10.2" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2018-07-08

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Leisure / Sport / Diving / Diver

America / North America / United States of America / Western United States / Pacific States / Hawaii (State of) / Midway (Archipelago)

Prokaryota / Eubacteria / Bacteriobiota / Proteobacteria / Vibrionales / Aliivibrio

Prokaryota / Eubacteria / Bacteriobiota / Proteobacteria / Vibrionales / Vibrio

Animal / Wild animal / Invertebrate / Mollusk / Cephalopod / Coleoid (Coleoidea sp) / Cuttlefish / Bobtail Squid (Sepiolidae sp) / Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes)

Species / Species particularity / Gram-negative bacteria

Individual / Nobody

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Data Deficient (IUCN) DD

Individual / Person

Accessory / Diving mask

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (zoology) / Finger

Behavior / Bioluminescence

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Overview

Shot / Close-up

Species / Relation between species / Symbiosis

Organism / Morphology / Physical morphology / Small / Tiny

Microorganism / Bacterium / True Bacteria (Eubacteria sp) / Proteobacteria / Vibrionales Bacteria / Bioluminescent bacteria (Aliivibrio fischeri)

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Protostomia / Inarticulata / Mollusca / Conchifera / Cephalopoda / Coleoidea / Neocoleoidea / Decapodiformes / Sepioidea / Sepiolidae / Euprymna

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