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Doryteuthis opalescens   (Berry, 1911)

opalescent inshore squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Loliginidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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; 62°N - 26°N, 172°W - 112°W (Ref. 112699)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific. Tropical to boreal.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)


CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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More information

Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)