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Idiosepius pygmaeus Two-tone Pygmy Squid, Bobtail Squid, Tropical Pygmy Squid, Pygmy Cuttlefish., Pygmy Squid


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lexID:
11600 
Scientific:
Idiosepius pygmaeus 
German:
Tropischer Zwergkalmar 
English:
Two-tone Pygmy Squid, Bobtail Squid, Tropical Pygmy Squid, Pygmy Cuttlefish., Pygmy Squid 
Category:
Octopusses 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Cephalopoda (Class) > Decapodiformes (Order) > Idiosepiidae (Family) > Idiosepius (Genus) > pygmaeus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Steenstrup, 1881 
Occurrence:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, North Pacific (Ocean), Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South China Sea, South-Pazific, Sulu Sea , Thailand, the Andaman Sea, Timor, Vietnam 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
up to 0.79" (2 cm) 
Temperature:
71.6 °F - 82.4 °F (22°C - 28°C) 
Food:
Crustaceans, Fish larvae, Invertebrates, Krill, Mysis, Predatory, Zooplankton 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-06-29 18:40:40 

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Special thanks for the first photo of Idiosepius pygmaeus to Philippe & Guido T. Poppe,"Poppe Images", Philippines.

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