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Thanks to the bioluminescent bacteria inhabiting its light organ, the vividly colored southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica) can glow in the dark. 

The Scientist Staff
Jul 12, 2017

A southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica)

MUSEUMS VICTORIA, MARK NORMAN

     With its shimmering rainbow hues and a 4-centimeter mantle roughly the size of a large paper clip, the southern bobtail squid (Euprymna tasmanica) is small but memorable.

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