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Broadtail shortfin squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Ommastrephidae

Long and narrow mantle. Bulky head. Short fins. The fins are rhomboids, with a width range between 45-60% of the mantle length. Dactylus of the tentacle club with 8 rows of very small suckers. Long arms. Pinkish whitish color. Up to 37 cm of mantle length.

FAO code
Illex coindetii
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Roter Kalmar
France Faux encornet
Italy Totano volatore
Portugal Pota voadora
United Kingdom Broadtail shortfin squid
Japan Taiseiyosurume
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