Little squid (Alloteuthis media)
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandAll British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionEastern Atlantic; Irish Sea, English Channel south into the Mediterranean Sea.
HabitatFound over sandy and muddy grounds
Depth range20-200 m
- Mantle long, relatively narrow, its posterior end drawn out into a narrow, pointed tail.
- Fins heart shaped, their lateral angles rounded, posterior borders concave, extending posteriorly along tail.
- Buccal suckers absent.
- Tentacles long and robust.
Additional informationAlso commonly known as the midsize squid.
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Last Updated: 30/04/1999