Bobtail Squid

The bobtail squid is 3 to 4 centimeters long. It lives in the shallow waters around Hawaii, feeding at night and spending much of the day hiding in the sand.

Squid are in the same phylum as clams and snails. They have among the best developed eyes of any creature in the sea -- as good as a person's eyes. Although the Bobtail squid is small, other kinds of squid range in size from a few centimeters to tens of meters long. They are experts at camouflage, and they're tough predators, killing prey with their sharp beaks.

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