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Jumbo squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Ommastrephidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc. These large impressive squids that can reach up to 4 m in length. They have a large, tough, thick-walled mantle and long arms with 100-200 powerful minute hooked suckers on each and lightning-fast tentacles. Like other cephalopods, they are equipped with chromatophores and are able to change color and flash light to communicate. Max. published weight: 65 kg.

FAO code
Dosidicus gigas
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Reisenkalmar
France Encornet géant
Italy Totano gigante pacificus
Portugal Pota gigante
United Kingdom Jumbo squid
Japan Amerikaooakaika
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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