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Wellington flying squid

Order Cephalopoda
Family Ommastrephidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with mantle muscular tapers to pointed tail. Fins broad, sagittate length 42 to 48% of mantle length; single fin angle 44°. Funnel groove with foveola and 10 to 13 longitudinal ridges. Tentacular club occupies much of tentacle length; protective membranes very low, weak; largest sucker rings with 11 to 13 conical teeth all around. Arm sucker rings smooth proximally, grading to 11 to 15, short, triangular teeth distally; both arms IV in males hectocotylized basally with modification of protective membranes and trabeculae into large, ridged, saw-tooth processes; suckers absent. Maximum mantle length about 42 cm.

FAO code
Nototodarus sloanii
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Germany Pfeilkalmar
France Encornet minami
Italy Totano australe
Portugal Pota da Nova Zelândia
United Kingdom Wellington flying squid
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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