Lesser flying squid (Todaropsis eblanae)

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Summary

Description

A relatively small squid between 13-22 cm in length with a large, broad head.

Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland

All British and Irish coasts.

Global distribution

Eastern Atlantic; 36 degrees south to 60 degrees north including around British Isles and Mediterranean Sea; Southwest Pacific ocean off Australia; Southeast Indian Ocean off Australia.

Habitat

Associated with muddy bottoms

Depth range

20-700m

Identifying features

  • Fins with anterior border more convex than posterior border.
  • Head large and broad.
  • Tentacular club with 4 longitudinal rows of small suckers.

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Bibliography

  1. Boyle, P.R. & Pierce, G.J., 1994. Fishery biology of northeast Atlantic squid: an overview. Fisheries Research, 21(Special Issue), 1-15.

  2. Clarke, M. R., 1966. A review of the systematics and ecology of oceanic squids. Advanced Marine Biology, 4, 91-300.

  3. Hastie, L.C., Joy, J.B., Pierce, G.J. & Yau, C., 1994. Reproductive biology of Todaropsis eblanae (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) in Scottish waters. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 74, 367-382.

  4. Howson, C.M. & Picton, B.E., 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Belfast: Ulster Museum. [Ulster Museum publication, no. 276.]

  5. ICES, 1994. Report of the study group on the life history assessment of Cephalopods. Copenhagen-Denmark ICES, K:7, 32.

  6. Miramand, P. & Bentley, D., 1992. Concentration and distribution of heavy metals in tissues of two cephalopods, Eledone cirrhosa and Sepia officinalis, from the French coast of the English Channel. Marine Biology, 114, 407-414.

  7. Roper, C.F.E., Sweeney, M.J. & Nauen, C.E., 1984. FAO species catalogue. Vol. 3. Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species of interest to fisheries. FAO Fisheries Synopsis, 125, 3, 277. Avaliable: http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ac479e/ac479e00.htm

Datasets

  1. Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland, 2018. Mollusc (marine) records for Great Britain and Ireland. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/aurwcz accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-09-25.

  2. NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.

  3. OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System),  2024. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2024-04-21

Citation

This review can be cited as:

Wilson, E. 2006. Todaropsis eblanae Lesser flying squid. In Tyler-Walters H. and Hiscock K. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Reviews, [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 21-04-2024]. Available from: https://www.marlin.ac.uk/species/detail/1115

Last Updated: 06/11/2006