Loligo forbesii
Long finned squid

Loligo forbesii
Loligo forbesii.
Image width ca 60 cm.
Image: David Nicholson / Marine Biological Association of the UK

Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Habitat Information
Found over sandy and muddy bottoms.
Species description
A long, slender squid with the fins forming an elongate diamond-shape in dorsal view, comprising two-thirds total body length. The tentacle club has median suckers only slightly larger than those on edges. The colour varies but pink, red and brown predominate. The shell has been reduced to a thin, internal horny pen.
PMF archive information
Species name is listed in the PMF at the following locations:
>Tamar Estuary

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