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Loligo media   (Linnaeus, 1758)

midsize squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification
Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Loliginidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

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 : 12.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275)

Environment
Demersal; depth range 0 - 426 m (Ref. 275), usually 20 - 200 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range
Subtropical; 61°N - 30°N, 15°W - 25°E (Ref. 275)

Distribution
Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Females grow bigger than males (Ref. 3722). Maximum depth from Ref. 105651. Feeds on amphipods, copepods, decapods, euphausiids, mysids and fish (Ref. 107015). 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




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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
High