19 Apr 2024

Critter of the Week: Ram's Horn Squid

From the collecton Critter of the Week

You might have come across the creamy white spiral shells of this week’s critter on the beach. The enigmatic ram’s horn squid, Spirula spirula is a squid-like cephalopod mollusc.


They look a bit like an ‘alien burrito’ and have a light-emitting organ at the tip of their mantle.


Ram's horn squid

Ram's horn squid Photo: supplied via Forest and Bird