Species catalogue

Squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Loliginidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with long, narrow and cylindrical mantle. Bulky head. Wide flaps, no longer than 75% of the length of the mantle. Large eyes. Inner dorsal shell (pen) not calcified, very narrow and transparent. Tentacular club with suction cups of equal size. Variable coloration, usually pink or whitish and with the ventral area of the mantle and sides with elongated spots of reddish or garnet color due to the chromatophores present in this zone. Length: up to 90 cm in mantle.

Characteristics
FAO code
SQF
Specie
Loligo forbesi
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 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Kalmar
China 纹理枪乌贼
Italy Calamaro
Portugal Lula
United Kingdom Squid
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls

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