European Squid


European Squid

Taxobox
name = European Squid



image_width = 200px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Mollusca
classis = Cephalopoda
ordo = Teuthida
familia = Loliginidae
genus = "Loligo"
subgenus = "Loligo"
subgenus_authority = Lamarck, 1798
species = "L. vulgaris"
binomial = "Loligo vulgaris"
binomial_authority = Lamarck, 1798
subdivision_ranks = Subspecies
subdivision =
*"Loligo vulgaris reynaudi"
Orbigny, 1839
*"Loligo vulgaris vulgaris"
Lamarck, 1798

The European Squid ("Loligo vulgaris") is a large squid belonging to the family Loliginidae. It occurs abundantly in coastal waters from the North Sea to at least the west coast of Africa. This species lives from sea level to depths of 500 m. The mantle is up to 40 cm long. It is the only species in the subgenus "Loligo". There are two subspecies of this squid: the nominate "L. v. vulgaris", and the Cape Hope Squid, "L. v. reynaudi".

External links

CephBase Species|189 ("Loligo vulgaris reynaudi")CephBase Species|188 ("Loligo vulgaris vulgaris")


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