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Cuttlefish

Order Cephalopoda
Family Sepiidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc. Oval body, with 10 tentacles and a limestone shell, soft and light on the back. The color is very variable, depending on the environment or emotional state, usually black-brown, with transverse bands prominent above and paler below. It can measure up to 30-40 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
CTC
Specie
Sepia officinalis
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 27: the Northeastern 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
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Tintenfisch
France Seiche commune
Italy Seppia
Portugal Choco
United Kingdom Cuttlefish
Japan Mongoika
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Trawls
Gillnets
Pots traps

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