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Illex illecebrosus   (Lesueur, 1821)

northern shortfin squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Illex illecebrosus   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Ommastrephidae | Illicinae
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Main reference
Roper, C.F.E., M.J. Sweeney and C.E. Nauen. 1984. (Ref. 275)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 27.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); 31 cm ML (female)

Environment
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 1000 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range
Tropical, preferred 21°C (Ref. 107945); 70°N - 26°N, 81°W - 2°W (Ref. 275)

Distribution
Atlantic Ocean: British Isles north to Iceland and Greenland.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Maximum mantle length is 31cm (females) and 27cm (males) in the northern part of its distributional range, but 20 cm (females) and 18cm (males) in the southern part (Ref. 3722). Feeds on euphausiids, capelin, herring, juvenile mackerel (Ref. 275). 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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




Human uses
Fisheries: commercial
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (23 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Low