Japanese flying squid

Order: 
Cephalopoda
Family: 
Ommastrephidae

Marine cephalopod mollusc with mantle slender, muscular. Fins sagittate, relatively short, length about 40 to 45% of mantle length. Funnel groove where tint is ejected with foveola, no side pockets. Tentacular club expanded, robust, long. Arms relatively short; arm sucker rings smooth proximally, toothed with about 10 to 14 graded, sharp teeth distally; right arm IV hectocotylized in distal third with suckers and stalks modified into low, conical papillae and comb-like protective membrane. Maximum mantle length 50 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Japanischer Flugkalmar
France: 
Toutenon japonais
Italy: 
Totano giapponese
Portugal: 
Pota japonesa
UK: 
Japanese flying squid
Japan: 
Surumeika
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
FAO code: 
SQJ
Scientific name: 
Todarodes pacificus
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
295966