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Illex illecebrosus, Short-finned squid

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Illex illecebrosus, Short-finned squid
The short finned squid, Illex illecebrosus, is one of four closely-related commercially important species in the genus Illex. All squid in this genus are found in the Atlantic Ocean. I. illecebrosus is found of the Eastern coast of North America and probably live about a year. It is thought that females migrate south before spawning so that their eggs can take advantage of the warm Gulf Stream water. Spawning females produce gelatinous egg masses up to 1 meter in diameter; these egg masses can hold up to 100,000 eggs.

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References

Rodhouse, P.G., Dawe, E.G. and O'Dor, R.K. Squid Recruitment Dynamics

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Photo from Ron O'Dor

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