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Swordtip squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Loliginidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with mantle moderately stout and elongate, slender in mature males, which have a ridge along ventral midline. Fins rhombic, attaining 70% of mantle length in adults, their posterior margin slightly concave. Tentacular clubs expanded, lanceolate. Arm sucker rings with 8 to 11 distinct, squared, truncate teeth in distal, smooth or with rudimentary denticles proximally; slightly more than 1/2 of left arm IV hectocotylized by enlargement of about 50 pairs of sucker stalks into swollen papillae, each with a minute rudimentary sucker on the tip; papillae slightly larger in ventral row; a fusiform photophore on each side of rectum. Maximum mantle length 40 cm.

FAO code
Loligo edulis
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
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Kalmar
China 剑尖枪乌贼
France Calmar épée
Italy Calamaro indopacifico
Portugal Lula
United Kingdom Swordtip squid
Japan Kensakiika
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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