Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Loliginidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 19.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); 17 cm ML (female); max. published weight: 130.00 g (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 130.00 g
Pelagic; depth range 20 - 180 m (Ref. 275)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 50°N - 25°N, 127°W - 110°W (Ref. 275)
Eastern Pacific. Tropical to boreal.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Caught by brails and night lights and pumps and night lights. Individual behavior: pale coloration indicates relaxation while dark, high contrast chromatic elements indicate alertness; protracted inking occurs after an abrupt stop from a backward jetting squid; in swimming, drag is reduced from the tightening of fin curvature which reduces the fin span relative to the average fin chord; fins and arms were used to maneuver. Schooling and shoaling: schools at night were tighter than during the day (Ref. 94861). Mating and egg-laying occur at daylight (Refs. 94843, 94849), egg beds found at depths of 20-60 m (Ref. 94843). Mating position: the male is below the female. Average fecundity of a female squid was 24 fingers of eggs per animal (Ref. 94060).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)