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Illex argentinus (Argentine Shortfin Squid)

Synonyms: Ommastrephes argentinus

Wikipedia Abstract

Illex argentinus, commonly known as the Argentine shortfin squid, is a species of squid in the family Ommastrephidae.It is one of the most commercially fished species of squid, with 511,087 tons harvested in 2002, or 23.3% of the entire squid harvest.
View Wikipedia Record: Illex argentinus

Prey / Diet

Calanus propinquus[1]
Cyllopus magellanicus[1]
Diaphus dumerilii (Lanternfish)[1]
Doryteuthis gahi[1]
Doryteuthis sanpaulensis[1]
Engraulis anchoita (Anchoita)[1]
Euphausia lucens[1]
Gymnoscopelus nicholsi (Nichol's lanternfish)[1]
Hyperoche medusarum[1]
Illex argentinus (Argentine Shortfin Squid)[1]
Lampichthys procerus (Lanternfish)[1]
Maurolicus muelleri (Silvery lightfish)[1]
Merluccius hubbsi (Southwest Atlantic hake)[1]
Munida gregaria[1]
Nematoscelis megalops[1]
Oncaea media[1]
Primno macropa[1]
Protomyctophum tenisoni (Lanternfish)[1]
Spirula spirula (ram's horn squid)[1]
Themisto gaudichaudii[1]
Thysanoessa gregaria[1]

Predators

Aptenodytes patagonicus (King Penguin)[2]
Arctocephalus tropicalis (Subantarctic Fur Seal)[1]
Bathyraja brachyurops (Common ray)[3]
Bembrops heterurus (Squaretail duckbill)[2]
Beryx splendens (Alfonsin)[2]
Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Commerson's Dolphin)[4]
Coelorinchus marinii (Marini's grenadier)[2]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[5]
Diomedea exulans (Wandering Albatross)[1]
Dissostichus eleginoides (Patagonsky klykach)[2]
Evoxymetopon taeniatus (tirante)[5]
Feresa attenuata (Pygmy Killer Whale)[1]
Galeorhinus galeus (Vitamin shark)[5]
Globicephala melas (Long-finned Pilot Whale)[1]
Helicolenus lahillei (rosefish)[5]
Illex argentinus (Argentine Shortfin Squid)[1]
Istiophorus albicans (Sailfish)[5]
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)[1]
Kajikia albida (Marlin)[5]
Katsuwonus pelamis (White bonito)[5]
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)[1]
Kogia sima (Dwarf Sperm Whale)[1]
Lagenorhynchus australis (Peale's Dolphin)[6]
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)[7]
Lophius gastrophysus (Anglerfish)[2]
Macronectes giganteus (Southern Giant Petrel)[8]
Merluccius hubbsi (Southwest Atlantic hake)[1]
Mirounga leonina (Southern Elephant Seal)[1]
Pagrus pagrus (Red porgy)[1]
Phoebetria palpebrata (Light-mantled Albatross)[1]
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)[1]
Polymixia lowei (Barbudo)[2]
Polyprion americanus (Wreck-fish)[1]
Pomatomus saltatrix (Tailor run)[1]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[5]
Procellaria aequinoctialis (White-chinned Petrel)[2]
Pseudorca crassidens (False Killer Whale)[2]
Salilota australis (Tadpole codling)[9]
Schroederichthys bivius (Narrowmouthed catshark)[10]
Scyliorhinus besnardi (Polkadot catshark)[5]
Spheniscus magellanicus (Magellanic Penguin)[2]
Sphesniscus magellanicus <Unverified Name>[1]
Sphyrna lewini (Southern hammerhead shark)[1]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[1]
Squatina argentina (Argentine angelfish)[5]
Squatina guggenheim (Argentine angelshark)[11]
Squatina occulta (Smoothback angel shark)[5]
Thalassarche chrysostoma (Grey-headed Albatross)[1]
Thalassarche melanophris (Black-browed Albatross)[1]
Thunnus alalunga (longfinned albacore)[1]
Thunnus albacares (Yellowfin-tuna)[1]
Thunnus obesus (Tuna)[1]
Trichiurus lepturus (Atlantic Cutlassfish)[1]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[1]
Zearaja chilensis (Yellownose skate)[1]
Zenopsis conchifer (Silvery John dory)[2]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[12]
Derogenes varicus[12]
Hepatoxylon trichiuri[12]
Hirudinella ventricosa[12]
Nybelinia lingualis[12]
Pelichnibothrium speciosum[12]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 2Jorrit 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. 3Food habits of the broad nose skate, Bathyraja brachyurops (Chondrichthyes, Rajidae), in the south-west Atlantic, MAURO BELLEGGIA, EZEQUIEL MABRAGAÑA, DANIEL E. FIGUEROA, LORENA B. SCENNA, SANTIAGO A. BARBINI and JUAN M. DÍAZ DE ASTARLOA, SCIENTIA MARINA 72(4) December 2008, 701-710 4Hector’s dolphin diet: The species, sizes and relative importance of prey eaten by Cephalorhynchus hectori, investigated using stomach content analysis, ELANOR MILLER, CHRIS LALAS, STEVE DAWSON, HILTRUN RATZ, ELISABETH SLOOTEN, Marine Mammal Science 2012 5Santos RA, Haimovici M. 2000. The Argentine short-finned squid Illex argentinus in the food webs of southern Brazil. Sarsia 85:49-60 6Food Habits of the Peale's Dolphin, Lagenorhynchus australis; Review and New Information, Adrian C.M. Schiavini, R. Natalie P. Goodall, Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet and Mariano Koen Alonso, REP. INT. WHAL. COMMN 47, 1997, p. 827-834 7Diet of dusky dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obscurus, in waters off Patagonia, Argentina, Alonso, MK | Crespo, EA | Garcia, NA | Pedraza, SN | Coscarella, MA, Fishery Bulletin [Fish. Bull.]. Vol. 96, no. 2, pp. 366-374. Apr 1998 8Diet of the southern giant petrel in Patagonia: fishery-related items and natural prey, Sofía Copello, Flavio Quintana, Fabián Pérez, Endang Species Res 6: 15–23, 2008 9"Variation in the diet of the red cod with size and season around the Falkland Islands (south-west Atlantic)", A. Arkhipkin, P. Brickle, V. Laptikhovsky, L. Butcher, E. Jones, M. Potter and D. Poulding, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK / Volume81 / Issue06 / December 2001, pp 1035-1040 10Distribucio&#769;n, abundancia relativa y alimentacio&#769;n de pintarroja Schroederichthys bivius Mu&#776;ller & Henle, 1838 en el Oce&#769;ano Atla&#769;ntico sudoccidental, Felisa Sánchez, Noemí R. Marí y Juan C. Bernardele, Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 44(2): 453-466, agosto de 2009 11Vögler, R., Milessi, A. C. and Quiñones, R. A. (2003), "Trophic ecology of Squatina guggenheim on the continental shelf off Uruguay and northern Argentina". Journal of Fish Biology, 62: 1254–1267. 12Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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