Loligo indica   Pfeffer  (Squid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cephalopoda

Color: Brownish; mantle and head are slightly more yellowish and paler.

Body conical, narrow and elongated, tapering to a blunt point posteriorly; the fins taken together are broadly rhomboidal; posterior end of the body grows at a faster rate than the rest of the body; ventral surface of the mantle bears a thin, median longitudinal ridge; anterior margin of the mantle is well marked with bluntly angular projection on the mid dorsal line and on the ventral side, the anterior margin of the mantle is broadly excavated; the head is slightly narrower than the body, and is relatively short. The arms are unequal, markedly triangular in cross section, the second and third having web-like keel on their outer angular margins. The arms bear well developed rounded suckers in two rows, they are sub-globular and mounted on short peduncles. The tentacular arms are long and slender, with distal, slightly dilated club; the club bears well developed suckers arranged in four rows, but distally the suckers become very small. There are about 21 teeth in the horny ring of these tentacular suckers. The lobes of the buccal membrane are provided with small, toothed suckers. The gladius is narrow, elongately elliptical and pointed at both ends; surface is smooth.

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• Tamil Nadu, Krusadai Island (Lat: 9.23) (Long: 79.22) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pamban (Lat: 9.29) (Long: 79.21) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Satyamurti, ST (1956) The Mollusca of Krusadai island in the Gulf of Mannar II.- Scaphopoda, Pelecypoda and Cephalopoda Bulletin of the Madras Government 1(2) 202 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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