Squid (Loligo vulgaris)

calmarCommon name: Squid

Scientific name: Loligo vulgaris   (Lamarck, 1798)

Seasonality: from september to december

Biological and ecological features of the species: Its main characteristics are an inner shell and an elongated body, it has lateral fins which reach the rear end of the mantle. It has 10 tentacles including 2 longer ones, covered with several rows of suckers. It is a pinkish-transparent colour with dark red and violet streaks.

Max length: 30 – 50 cm

Minimum conservation reference size: Not applicable

Fishing gear: Bottom trawl

Nutritional qualities:  Squid is a cephalopod mollusk characterized by the delicate taste of its flesh, suitable to many recipes. From a nutritional point of view, this species is a low-calorie, low-fat food. It is a moderate source of protein and vitamin E and a good source of minerals like iron, zinc, copper and magnesium. The omega-3 fatty acid content is low.

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