Broadtail shortfin squid

Order: 
Cephalopoda
Family: 
Ommastrephidae

Long and narrow mantle. Bulky head. Short fins. The fins are rhomboids, with a width range between 45-60% of the mantle length. Dactylus of the tentacle club with 8 rows of very small suckers. Long arms. Pinkish whitish color. Up to 37 cm of mantle length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Roter Kalmar
France: 
Faux encornet
Italy: 
Totano volatore
Portugal: 
Pota voadora
UK: 
Broadtail shortfin squid
Japan: 
Taiseiyosurume
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
FAO code: 
SQM
Scientific name: 
Illex coindetii
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
3518
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC