Loligo vulgaris
Common squid

Loligo vulgaris
Line drawing of Loligo vulgaris.
Image width ca 45 cm.
Image: Roper et al. 1984.

Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Habitat Information
Has no preference for a particular bottom type, the only requirement seems to be the presence of substrata for the attachment of egg strings during the spawning period.
Species description
Very similar to Loligo forbesii but distinguished immediately by the tentacle club, the median suckers of which are especially large, up to four times diameter of marginal suckers. A small shield-like part of the body projects slightly over the head. The internal shell is horny and pen-like. The colour varies and is often pink to white with purple brown mottling dorsally
PMF archive information
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