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Indian squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Loliginidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with mantle relatively short, stout. Fins generally rhomboidal and longer than broad, tapering posteriorly. Tentacular clubs with 4 sucker rows expanded with 14 to 17 short, sharp teeth around ring. Arms: Proximal margin of sucker rings with semicrescent plate; distal margin with square teeth; left arm IV of male hectocotylized for more than 1/2 its length, with 2 rows of large papillae, some with minute suckers on tip; ventral rows larger, turned outward, comb-like; an oval photophore (pair of organs on ventral surface) on each side of rectum and ink sac. Maximum mantle length 29 cm; maximum weight 1.5 kg.

FAO code
Loligo duvauceli
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
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International denominations
Germany Kalmar
China 印度枪乌贼
France Calmar indien
Italy Calamaro indiano
Portugal Lula
United Kingdom Indian squid
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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