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  Slender Inshore Squid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Slender Inshore Squid, also known as the Arrow Squid (Loligo (Undetermined) plei), is a medium-sized squid belonging to the family Loliginidae.
The squid are a reddish orange colour with a large compliment of chromatophores.
While there may be safety in their numbers, the squid are an important prey item for large fish such as tuna and sharks and a number of cetaceans: Pygmy Killer Whales, Orcas, Atlantic Spotted Dolphins, Rough-toothed Dolphins, and Bottlenose Dolphins are all known predators of Slender Inshore Squid.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slender_Inshore_Squid   (399 words)

  
 CFAST Publications - Squid - An Underutilized Species   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Squid are among the most successful and numerous of all larger animals in the sea, and there are an estimated 350 species in the world.
Squid generally propel themselves by the motion of their fins, but in conditions of stress or sudden changes they can pump water out of the mantle through a siphon (or funnel), shooting water backward with great force and moving rapidly in the other direction.
In squid, the edible portion represents 60-80 percent of the weight of the animal, the trunk being 50 percent and the arms being 30 percent.
www.cfast.vt.edu /Publications/squid.shtml   (2013 words)

  
 SQUID   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The squid is a schooling, pelagic (ocean-dwelling) animal that preys on small finfish and crustaceans.
This squid was once harvested almost exclusively for use as bait, but is now marketed as a food item and has found consumer acceptance equal to the long-finned squid.
Overall, squid has a bland flavor and takes on the flavor of the ingredients with which it is cooked.
www.ocean.udel.edu /mas/seafood/squid.html   (549 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Squid
Like all cephalopods, squids are distinguished by having a distinct head, bilateral symmetry, a mantle, and tentacles with suckers; squid, like cuttlefish, have eight arms and two tentacles arranged in pairs.
The majority of squid are no more than 60 cm in length, but the giant squid is reportedly up to 20 m in length, which made it the largest invertebrate in the world, and it has the largest eyes of all.
In the male squid, one smaller arm is modified for the purpose of planting a packet of sperm (a spermatophore) in the female’s oviduct.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Squid   (3576 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cephalopod
Suborders Myopsina Oegopsina Squids are the large, diverse group of marine mollusks, popular as food in cuisines as widely separated as the Japanese and the Italian.
In the Coleoidea, the mollusk shell has been internalized or is absent; this subclass includes the octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish.
Squids and cuttlefish can move short distances in any direction by rippling of a flap of muscle around the mantle.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cephalopod   (3088 words)

  
 Common Sharks of Florida
This small species, 2 to 4 feet long, is characterized by a long and flattened snout, slender body, a brown to olive-gray body color with a white underside, and distinctive small white spots on its back.
While large numbers are taken as bycatch in the U.S. shrimp trawling industry and grouper longline fishery, it is a targeted species that comprises about 30 percent of the total catch in the commercial shark longline fishery.
Scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) is predatory, feeding mainly on fish, squid, and stingrays.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /SG062   (1174 words)

  
 FAO/SIDP Species Identification Sheets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mature squids are encountered almost throughout the year, but two peak spawning periods generally are observed: the first and more important in spring, and the second, less intense, in late summer and fall, this leading to the differentiation of multiple cohorts each year.
Longfin squid was formerly taken only as bycatch to the shrimp and scale-fish trawl fishery, but in recent years an international fishery was developed, specifically for this species.
The identified longfin squid catch from the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean in 1981 was reported as only 40 metric tons but it is suspected that this species accounts for part of the catch identified as Loligo spp.
www.oceansatlas.org /world_fisheries_and_aquaculture/html/resources/capture/mainspec/species/Loligo/pealei_2714.htm   (805 words)

  
 Definition of giant squid
The base [[electrode]] of the SQUID is made of a very thin niobium layer, formed by d...
The squid are a reddish orange colour with a large complime...
The squid is found in [[Antarctic]] waters, and reaches a l...
www.wordiq.com /search/giant+squid.html   (594 words)

  
 Species
Primarily, they are squid eaters; hence, they have teeth only in their lower jaw (a characteristic common to squid eaters).
Henceforth, it is known to be one of the smallest of the oceanic cetaceans.
Their bodies are long and slender and they have 50 to 100 tactile hairs on the tips of the lower and upper jaws, with distinctive clumps of hairs at the tip of the lower jaw.
www.marinemammalstrandingcenter.org /species.htm   (5239 words)

  
 Florida Gamefish Identification Information & Pictures
silvery color with bluish or greenish back; slender, round body; snout long, conical, aiming downward and overhanging lower jaw; dark streaks between scales on upper half of body and faint crossbands extending down to lateral line; extremities of dorsal and caudal fins shaded with fl.
INSHORE and NEARSHORE waters, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster banks, and over grassbeds, often in turbid water; may be found in water as deep as 130 feet.
INSHORE species around oyster bars, seawalls and in tidal creeks; moves NEARSHORE in late winter and early spring for spawning, gathering over debris, artificial reefs and around navigation markers.
www.floridalighttacklecharters.com /additionalinfo_gamefish.htm   (2445 words)

  
 Fly Fishing Destin Florida Charter Services
Habitat: Juveniles are inshore fish, migrating out of estuaries at about 30 inches (4 years) and joining the spawning population offshore.
Habitat: Inshore and Nearshore waters,especiallyy along sandy beaches, along oyster bars, and over grass beds, often in turbid water; may be found in water as deep as 130 feet.
Habitat: Inshore fish, in bays and estuaries; occasionally enters freshwater, occuring in tidal pools andcanalss; often forms large schools and harasses bait at the surface.
www.bluebayoutfitters.com /species.asp   (794 words)

  
 Cape Coral Fishing
Remarks: red drum are an INSHORE species until they attain roughly 30 inches (4 years), then they migrate to join the NEARSHORE population; spawning occurs from August to November in NEARSHORE waters; sudden cold snaps may kill red drum in shallow, INSHORE waters; feeds on crustaceans, fish and mollusks; longevity to 20 years or more.
Where found: INSHORE and NEARSHORE waters, especially along sandy beaches, along oyster banks, and over grassbeds, often in turbid water; may be found in water as deep as 130 feet.
Where found: INSHORE fish, in bays and estuaries; occasionally enters freshwater, occurring in tidal pools and canals; often forms large schools and harasses bait at the surface.
www.docksideproperty.com /Fishing-In-SW-Florida.htm   (5777 words)

  
 Factsheets - Strap-toothed Whale
These teeth are positioned about halfway along the gape of the long, slender beak, sloping upwards and backwards at an angle of 45°.
They are slender, and the body is laterally compressed.
The Strap-toothed Whale feeds primarily on squid, deep-sea fish, crustaceans and possibly echinoderms (sea urchins and starfish) found on the sea floor.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/strap_toothed.htm   (678 words)

  
 Offshore / Inshore Fisheries Development & Technologies: Species - Cetaceans Of Canada: Dolphins
When a large school of dolphins is sighted in inshore or near shore waters of British Columbia and the Maritimes (including Newfoundland and Labrador), it is likely that they belong to one of these species or to the species Delphinus delphis, the common dolphin.
However, striped dolphins appear to be quite scarce inshore, except possibly in association with incursions onto the continental shelf and slope by warm oceanic currents.
It is a long, slender dolphin with no dorsal fin; the lack of such a fin gave it the vernacular name, for the right whale also has a smooth back with no dorsal fin.
www.mi.mun.ca /mi-net/fishdeve/cetace15.htm   (942 words)

  
 ACS - American Cetacean Society
Reflecting the offshore distribution of this species, primary prey appears to be squid, although they have also been known to feed on a number of fish species.
While the size of their squid prey is unknown, squid beaks from species that grow up to 12 feet in length have been found in the stomachs of stranded Risso's dolphins.
While the age at which these animals reach sexual maturity is not known, it appears to occur when the dolphins are approximately 8.5 to 9.2 feet in length (2.6-2.8 m) in both sexes, and probably less than 13 years of age.
www.acsonline.org /factpack/RissosDolphin.htm   (888 words)

  
 Loliginidae - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Cape Hode Squid or Choker Squid, Loligo (Loligo) vulgaris reynaudi
Dart Squid or Shortarm Gonate Squid, Lolliguncula (Loliolopsis) diomedeae
Southern Reef Squid or Calamari Squid, Sepioteuthis australis
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Myopsina   (133 words)

  
 Voyage to Kure - Diving Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A common but habitat-limited tropical shark found close inshore to well as offshore near or on insular or continental shelves.
The Spinner Dolphin is a slender creature with a long, thin beak to which the distinct forehead slopes gently.
This species takes midwater fish and squid, and is different from other dolphins in that it feeds by night.
www.oceanfutures.org /kure/marine_life.asp   (1231 words)

  
 Education Marine Mammal Species Information - Marine Mammal Conservancy (MMC)
Pilot whales tend to follow the migrations of their favorite prey, squid, though they are also considered nomadic by nature.
Pilot whales feed mostly on squid, but are known to eat fish as well.
Risso's dolphin have a crease down the center of the forehead, from the blowhole to the upper "lip" and is unique to this species.
www.marinemammalconservancy.org /education_species.html   (1480 words)

  
 Ch14
Habitat, biology, and fisheries: Inshore, on coral and sandstone reefs.
Habitat, biology, and fisheries: Common inshore from close inshore and surface down to depths of 140 m; near coral reefs and sandstone flats.
Habitat, biology, and fisheries: Inshore, usually on or near the bottom, from the intertidal to depths of at least 30 m.
www.fao.org /docrep/t0726e/t0726e0e.htm   (2432 words)

  
 Cetacean Species - Pilot Whale
Adults generally have light markings on the throat and belly and sometimes behind the dorsal fin and eye; typically a long anchor-shaped ventral patch, dorsal saddle and eye blaze are noted.
Some pilot whales live permanently offshore or inshore, and others make inshore movements in summer and autumn and move offshore in winter and spring according to the abundance of squid.
Two species of squid have been found to be dominant in the diet, Todarodes sagittatus and Gonatus sp, although diet has been shown to vary between years and according to body size and reproductive status.
www.crru.org.uk /education/factfiles/pilot.htm   (1043 words)

  
 Florida Museum of Natural History Ichthyology Department: Scalloped Hammerhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The mouth is broadly arched and the rear margin of the head is slightly swept backward.
The body of this shark is fusiform and moderately slender with a large first dorsal fin and low second dorsal and pelvic fins.
The first dorsal is mildy falcate with its origin over or slightly behind the insertion point of the pectoral fins and the rear tip in front of the origins of the pelvic fin.
flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/Gallery/Descript/ScHammer/ScallopedHammerhead.html   (1680 words)

  
 Irish Whale and Dolphin Group: Species Profiles (whales, dolphins and whalewatching in Ireland)
The effects of oil and gas exploration, other industrial activities, development of offshore wind turbines and shipping in the Risso’s dolphin’s habitat along the Irish coastline, are largely unknown and warrant further study.
The body is robust in front of the fin, becoming slender and narrow at the tail stock.
Risso’s dolphins feed mainly on squid, cuttlefish and octopus, and small quantities of fish.
www.iwdg.ie /species_profiles.asp?speciesID=2231&speciesName=Risso's   (1299 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Island of the Sharks | Orectolobiformes
Habitat: Inshore reef-dwellers from the intertidal to depths of 360 ft.
Shark bite: Divers must be careful of stepping on or near wobbegongs, which are well-camouflaged and have been known to bite in self defense or by mistaking a human foot for prey.
Shark bite: The zebra shark has a slender, flexible body and caudal fin which allows it to squirm into narrow cracks and reef crevices in search of food.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/sharks/world/orectolobiformes.html   (946 words)

  
 Cetacean Species - Risso's Dolphin
The Risso’s dolphin is a large dolphin with a robust, stocky body that becomes more slender behind the dorsal fin.
Large animals are typically silver-grey and the body is covered with scratches and scars inflicted from conspecifics or the sharp beaks of squid during feeding.
The Risso’s dolphin tends to form small to medium-sized pods of 2 to 45 animals, but may be encountered singly or in large groups of 200 to 1000 individuals.
www.crru.org.uk /education/factfiles/risso.htm   (781 words)

  
 Irish Whale and Dolphin Group: Species Profiles (whales, dolphins and whalewatching in Ireland)
Dorsal fin: The dorsal fin is well-defined, slender, erect, and slightly hooked and is located about two-thirds back along the body.
This is a slender cetacean, although more robust than the fin whale.
This species is essentially a dweller of the open ocean, not generally found inshore or in coastal waters.
www.iwdg.ie /species_profiles.asp?speciesID=2107   (610 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Island of the Sharks | Order Lamniformes
Shark bite: The large eyes of the crocodile shark suggest nocturnal or deepwater activity, and possibly a habit of moving toward the surface at night and away from it in the day.
Habitat: This bottom-dwelling shark occurs mainly on the continental shelves and outer slopes in depths down to at least 2,400 ft. Sometimes it is found close inshore.
Diet: Small to large bony fishes, squid, other sharks and, in the case of the great whites, sea turtles, seabirds, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and carrion, including dead whales and other mammals.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/sharks/world/lamniformes.html   (890 words)

  
 Marine Sportfish Identification -- Sharks Group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The body of the gray smoothhound is elongate, slender, tapering from behind the dorsal fin to a long slender tail.
The body of the brown smoothhound is elongate, slender, tapering from behind the dorsal fin to the long slender tail.
Its head is slender and the snout is long and pointed.
www.dfg.ca.gov /mrd/mspcont5.html   (2074 words)

  
 Offshore / Inshore Fisheries Development & Technologies: Species - Atlantic Spiny Dogfish
This slender, streamlined "fish" is a small but true shark.
They also favour squid, crab, shrimp and euphausiid or krill (small shrimp-like crustaceans).
While these fish have been known to attack salmon and cod in gillnets, at present there is no scientific evidence to relate dogfish predation to a decrease of any important commercial or recreational species.
www.mi.mun.ca /mi-net/fishdeve/dogfish.htm   (1391 words)

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