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Loligo forbesi, Veined squid

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Loligo forbesi, Veined squid
This commercially important squid lives in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea in subtropical and temperate waters. They eat fish primarily with crustaceans, polychaetes and other cephalopods rounding out their diet.

References and Credits


Roper C.F.E., Sweeney M.J. and Nauen C.E. 1984. FAO Species Catalogue. Vol 3. Cephalopods of the world. FAO Fisheries Synopsis 125(3).


Peter Wirtz kindly supplied the photograph of this squid.

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