Alloteuthis subulata
European common squid

Alloteuthis subulata
Alloteuthis subulata.
Image width ca 12 cm.
Image: Toby F.T. Collins / Marine Biological Association of the UK

Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Habitat Information
Usually associated with the water column above sandy and hard bottoms.
Species description
Similar to Loligo but much smaller. Body tapered posteriorly, forming a slender pointed tail. Fins rounded forming a heart shape in dorsal view. The colour varies from pale grey with brown - purple spots.
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Cawsand Bay
Eddystone area
Jennycliff Bay
Tamar Estuary
Whitsand Bay

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