Lesser flying squid
Shape: Cephalopod. It is similar to the common squid. The body is torpedo-shaped, the neck is slightly convex and the fins are triangular at the extreme base of the mantle, not exceeding 60% of the length. The intersection of the fins is lobed in the upper part and the lower part reaches the extreme end of the mantle. The siphon shaft contains cartilage in the form of an inverted T. Its eyes don’t have a cornea and are in direct contact with the water. The smaller tentacles are the same length and two rows of suckers.
Minimum size: 35 cm
Fat content: 1%-2%
Fishing areas: The Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, from the coast of Norway to Canary Islands.
Length and weight: 30 cm
Products Availability: Higher availability: June, July, and August. Medium availability: May and September. Low availability: January, February, March, April, October, November and December.