Loligo uyii   Wakiya & Ishikawa,  1921 (Squid)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cephalopoda

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Size: Max length 10.0 cm ML (male).

Color: In fresh condition, the mantle, head and fins are pale whitish with a large number of chromatophores.

The body is short and stout with the posterior end bluntly pointed. Females are larger than males; The fins are rhombic in shape and angles are rounded. The head is large, eyes prominent; the arm crown is conspicuously large and more than half of mantle length. The tentacles are slender, more than twice the length of mantle, tentacular clubs are distinct, long, slightly expanded and lanceolate in shape; club has quadriserial suckers throughout; about eight suckers in the manus are much enlarged; club suckers have smooth rings.

Synonym (s)
Loligo gotoi Sasaki, 1929
(Junior synonym)
Loligo tagoi Sasaki, 1929
(Junior synonym)
Loligo uyii Wakiya & Ishikawa, 1921
(Senior synonym)

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

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Tri-Tee sea foods Available at -
  • Silas, EG; Sarvesan, R; Rao, KS; Nair, KP and Meiyappan, MM (1985) Identity of common species of cephalopods of India Cephalopod bionomics, fisheries and resources of the exclusive economic zone of India Bulletin of Central Marine Research Institute CMFRI 37 13-37 Available at -

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