European common squid (Alloteuthis subulata)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandAll British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionEastern Atlantic; North Sea and Western Baltic Sea south to the Sahara Banks, extending into the Mediterranean Sea
HabitatUsually associated with the water column above sandy and hard bottoms.
Depth rangedown to 200 m
- Mantle long and narrow, anterior ventral mantle margin shallowly curved.
- Tail long and pointed in adult females and very long and spike like in adult males.
- Fins rhombic, with pointed lateral angles, their posterior borders concave and extending along tail.
- Tentacles short, delicate with small, narrow clubs.
- Colour - pale grey with brown - purple spots.
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Last Updated: 24/04/2008