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Neon flying squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Ommastrephidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with mantle muscular, robust, not drawn out posteriorly into a pointed tail. Fins muscular, length 40 to 45% of mantle length, width about 60% of mantle length, single fin angle 45° to 50°. A long golden or silvery stripe along the ventral midline from mantle opening to level of fin-insertion (this stripe probably is a luminescent organ); similar golden tissue on ventral surfaces of head and ventral arms (IV); numerous closely-packed, small, very irregularly shaped, often interconnected, light organs embedded under the skin in muscle of mantle ventrally; similar light organs occur in patches on ventral surface to head. Four to six small suckers on the tentacular stalk proximal to the first smooth knob of the fixing apparatus. Maximum mantle length 50 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
OFJ
Specie
Ommastrephes bartrami
Type
Molluscs
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 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • 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 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern 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
Italy Totano
Portugal Pota saltadora
United Kingdom Neon flying squid
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
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