Broadtail shortfin squid (Illex coindetii)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandAll British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionEastern Atlantic: 15 degrees south to 60 degrees north, Mediterranean and Black Sea. Western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and southeast Florida; 10 degrees north to 27 degrees north.
HabitatAssociated with muddy bottoms
- Mantle moderately long and narrow, tail pointed and moderately drawn out.
- Fin angle broad, fin width greater than length.
- Head large and robust, especially in males.
- Tentacular club with 8 longitudinal rows of small suckers.
- Arms very long.
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Last Updated: 06/11/2006