Illex argentinus   (Castellanos, 1960)

Argentine shortfin squid

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Ommastrephidae | Illicinae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 800 m (Ref. 275), usually 50 - 200 m (Ref. 275).  Subtropical, preferred 10°C (Ref. 107945); 20°S - 50°S, 68°W - 46°W (Ref. 275)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Southwest Atlantic, Southeast Pacific and Antarctic Indian Ocean. Subtropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 24 - ? cm Max length : 33.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Members of the class Cephalopoda are gonochoric. Male and female adults usually die shortly after spawning and brooding, respectively. Mating behavior: Males perform various displays to attract potential females for copulation. During copulation, male grasp the female and inserts the hectocotylus into the female's mantle cavity where fertilization usually occurs. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into planktonic stage and live for some time before they grow larger and take up a benthic existence as adults (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Cephalopoda are gonochoric. Male and female adults usually die shortly after spawning and brooding, respectively. Mating behavior: Males perform various displays to attract potential females for copulation. During copulation, male grasp the female and inserts the hectocotylus into the female's mantle cavity where fertilization usually occurs. Life cycle: Embryos hatch into planktonic stage and live for some time before they grow larger and take up a benthic existence as adults.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: production) | FisheriesWiki | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (19 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High