Family Loliginidae - inshore squids

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Cephalopoda
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
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Author: Ref. 346. Transparent skin (corneal membrane) covers eye lens. Funnel-locking apparatus a simple, straight groove and ridge. Fins attached to lateral regions of mantle. Arms with suckers in 2 series. Tentacular club with suckers in 4 longitudinal rows. Hooks never present. Buccal connectives attach to ventral margins of ventral arms. Seven buccal lappets usually possess small suckers (absent in Afrololigo and Alloteuthis). The left ventral arm is hectocotylized in males. Eggs spawned in finger-like egg capsules attached to substrate. Colour: usually reddish brown, darker dorsally but quite variable, depending on behaviour (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
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