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Uroteuthis duvaucelii   (D'Orbigny, 1835)

Indian squid

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

Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Loliginidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 29.0 cm ML male/unsexed; (Ref. 275); max. published weight: 1.50 g (Ref. 275)


Demersal; depth range 3 - 170 m (Ref. 275)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 30°N - 15°S, 32°E - 131°E (Ref. 275)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-West Pacific: Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Arabian Sea, eastwards from Mozambique to South China Sea and the Philippine Sea, northward to Taiwan.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Minimum depth from Ref. 104457. Neritic, on shallow waters (Ref. 275). Feeds on fishes, crustaceans and squids (Refs. 275, 104236). Cannibalism is common (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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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (14 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Very high