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Loligo vulgaris (European Squid)

Synonyms: Loligo affinis; Loligo berthelotii; Loligo breviceps; Loligo mediterranea; Loligo microcephala; Loligo neglecta; Loligo pulchra; Loligo rangii; Sepia loligo

Wikipedia Abstract

The European squid or common 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 (1,600 ft). Its mantle is up to 40 cm (16 in) long. The species is extensively exploited by commercial fisheries.Loligo reynaudii, the Cape Hope squid, was previously treated as a subspecies of L. vulgaris.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Badies de Pollença i Alcúdia 75991 Spain    

Prey / Diet

Alloteuthis subulata (European Common Squid)[1]
Ammodytes tobianus (lesser sand eel)[1]
Aphia minuta (Transparent goby)[1]
Argentina sphyraena (Lesser silver smelt)[1]
Atherina presbyter (common sand smelt)[1]
Blennius ocellaris (Butterfly blenny)[1]
Callionymus reticulatus (Reticulated dragonet)[1]
Cepola macrophthalma (Red bandfish)[1]
Clithon subpunctatum (four-tooth nerite)[1]
Clupea harengus (Yawling)[1]
Engraulis encrasicolus (Southern African anchovy)[1]
Gadiculus argenteus (Silvery pout)[1]
Gobiusculus flavescens (Two-spotted goby)[1]
Gymnammodytes semisquamatus (smoothed sandeel)[1]
Gymnocephalus cernua (Ruffe)[1]
Hediste diversicolor (veelkleurige zeeduizendpoot)[1]
Hyperoplus lanceolatus (greater sand eel)[1]
Loligo forbesii (Veined Squid)[1]
Loligo vulgaris (European Squid)[1]
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)[1]
Microchirus boscanion (Lusitanian sole)[1]
Micromesistius poutassou (Poutassou)[1]
Rondeletiola minor (Lentil Bobtail)[1]
Sardina pilchardus (European pilchard)[1]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[1]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[1]
Sepia elegans (elegant cuttlefish)[1]
Sprattus sprattus (Whitebait)[1]
Trachurus trachurus (Scad)[1]


Argyrosomus japonicus (jaapanese croaker)[1]
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)[1]
Diplodus vulgaris (Twoband bream)[1]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[1]
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)[1]
Grampus griseus (Risso's Dolphin)[1]
Halobaena caerulea (Blue Petrel)[1]
Hexanchus griseus (Bluntnose six-gill shark)[1]
Lepidopus caudatus (Southern frostfish)[1]
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)[1]
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)[2]
Loligo forbesii (Veined Squid)[3]
Loligo vulgaris (European Squid)[1]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[1]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[1]
Mustelus mustelus (Sweet William)[1]
Mustelus punctulatus (Black spotted smooth hound)[4]
Myliobatis aquila (Whipray)[1]
Octopus vulgaris (common octopus)[1]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[1]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[1]
Polymixia nobilis (Atlantic beardfish)[1]
Raja brachyura (Blond ray)[2]
Raja clavata (Roker)[2]
Raja undulata (Painted ray)[5]
Thalassarche melanophris (Black-browed Albatross)[1]
Thalassoica antarctica (Antarctic Petrel)[1]
Torpedo marmorata (Common crampfish)[6]
Triakis megalopterus (Spotty)[1]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[1]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[1]
Uranoscopus scaber (Stargazer)[1]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[1]
Zeus capensis (Cape dory)[1]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[7]




Attributes / relations provided by 1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 2Diet comparison of four ray species (Raja clavata, Raja brachyura, Raja montagui and Leucoraja naevus) caught along the Portuguese continental shelf, Inês Farias, Ivone Figueiredo, Teresa Moura, Leonel Serrano Gordo, Ana Neves and Bárbara Serra-Pereira, Aquat. Living Resour. 19, 105–114 (2006) 3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 4Reproductive biology and diet of Mustelus punctulatus (Risso, 1826) (Chondrichthyes: Triakidae) from the Gulf of Gabès, central Mediterranean Sea, Bechir Saïdi, Mohamed Nejmeddine Bradaï and Abderrahman Bouaïn, Scientia Marina 73(2) June 2009, 249-258, Barcelona (Spain) 5Ontogenetic dietary shift and feeding strategy of Raja undulata Lacepède, 1802 (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) on the Portuguese continental shelf, Teresa Moura, Ivone FigueIredo, Inês Farias, Bárbara Serra-Pereira, Ana Neves, Maria de Fátima Borges and Leonel Serrano Gordo, Scientia Marina 72(2) June 2008, 311-318 6DIET OF THE MARBLED ELECTRIC RAY TORPEDO MARMORATA (CHONDRICHTHYES: TORPEDINIDAE) OFF THE LANGUEDOCIAN COAST (SOUTHERN FRANCE, NORTHERN MEDITERRANEAN, Christian CAPAPÉ, Séverine CROUZET, Céline CLÉMENT, Yvan VERGNE & Olivier GUÉLORGET, ANNALES Ser. hist. nat. Vol. 17 No. 1 2001 p. 17-22 7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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