Ornithoteuthis volatilis   Sasaki,  1915 (Squid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cephalopoda

Image copyrights: Richard E. Young and Michael Vecchione

Size: Max length 31.0 cm ML (male); 21 cm ML (female).

Synonym (s)
Ommastrephes volatilis Sasaki, 1915
(Senior synonym)
Ornithoteuthis volatilis volatilis Sasaki, 1915

Common Name (s)
• Shiny Bird Squid (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic
Predator:  Bony fish (Alepisaurus ferox), dolphins (Stenella attenuata), whales (Kogia breviceps, Kogia sima), squids (Thysanoteuthis rhombus)


• Arabian Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • Voss, AN; Vecchione, M; Ronald, BT and Sweeney, JM (1998) Systematics and biogeography of cephalopods Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D. C 2(586) 227-599 Available at - NIO, RC, Kochi
  • CephBase A database driven web site on all living cephalopods Available at - http://www.cephbase.utmb.edu/
  • Michel, P; Francis, M; Yves, C; Vincent, L; Richard, S; Olivier, M and Menard, F (2007) Forage fauna in the diet of three large pelagic fishes (lancetfish, swordfish and yellowfin tuna) in the Western equatorial Indian Ocean Science Direct (Fisheries Research) 83 60-72 Available at - NCL Information Division
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • (2008) Tree of Life Tree of Life Web Project Available at - http://tolweb.org/tree/

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