The Firefly Squid

Watasenia scintillans


Size
Firefly squid
Firefly squid
It's about 7 cm. long in length


Physical description
it is a small squid that has a glowing blue light to attract pray

Location in the world
It can be found off the coast of Toyama,Japan

Diet
it eats small fish

Predators
no natural predators!

Young
they lay there eggs from March to May in groups

Other names
sparkling enope squid


Sources!


Author's name- no author listed

Name of the entire website- The Sea

web address-http://www.seasky.org/deep-sea/firefly-squid.html

date (or date of last update)-1998-2010

Date of when you looked at it- 3/12/10



Author's name- PZ Myers

Name of the entire website- Pharyngula

web address- http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/01/firefly_squid.php

date (or date of last update)- 2006-2009

Date of when you looked at it- 3/12/10



Author's name- Casmith

Name of the entire website- Wikipedia.com

web address-http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Casmith_789&action=history

date (or date of last update)- january 31, 2010

Date of when you looked at it- 3/12/10



Firefly Squids
Firefly Squids

THE FIREFLY SQUID


Questions I have about the firefly squid
1. How many eggs can the lay? NO ANSWER FOUND!!! :(
2. How fast can they swim? NO ANSWER FOUND!!! :(
3. How do the protect themselves? Light freaks big fish out.
4. How big can the babies get? 7 cm.
5. What do they live in? Mostly coral reefs.
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