Ommastrephes bartramii   (Lesueur, 1821)

flying squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Year 2100
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Ommastrephidae | Ommastrephinae
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Main reference
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 45.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 83435); 70 cm ML (female); max. published weight: 1.8 kg (Ref. 275); max. reported age: 1 years (Ref. 77103)

Environment
Benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1500 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 10°C - 24°C (Ref. 275); 61°N - 48°S, 180°W - 180°E (Ref. 275)

Distribution
Circumglobal in subtropical and temperate oceanic waters.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mantle length at first maturity: 29 to 32 cm (male); a little less than 40 cm (female; Ref. 275). Maximum mantle length of females is 90 cm; maximum mantle length of males is 45 cm (Ref. 97142). Caught by dipnets (Ref. 417). Oceanic but occurs near the surface at night (Ref. 417). Occasionally washed up on the beaches (Ref. 88739). Members of the class Cephalopoda are gonochoric. Fertilization may either be external or within the mantle cavity. Usually, male and female adults die shortly after spawning and brooding, respectively (Ref. 833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: of potential interest
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium