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Flying squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Ommastrephidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with elongated, conical and pointed body. Short fins. Very long tentacular club (suckers take up almost all their extension). Dark purple red color. It can measure up to 40 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
SQE
Specie
Todarodes sagittatus
Type
Molluscs
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • 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
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Pfeilkalmar
France Toutenon
Italy Totano
Portugal Pota europeia
United Kingdom Flying squid
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines

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