Similar term(s): calamari.
Soft-bodied saltwater mollusk with two long tentacles for catching food, eight
or more shorter arms, and a streamlined body adapted for swimming quickly
through open water.
Squids are cephalopods. They are related to octopuses and cuttlefishes. They
may emit a cloud of inky material from their ink sac when in danger.
Squid is a popular seafood meal, especially in East Asia and in the
Examples of squid varieties include short-finned or Illex
squid and long-finned or Loligo squid.
Long-finned Squid (Loligo pealei)
Short-finned Squid (Illex illecebrosus)
Source: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council
Cephalopods - Fishery - Mollusk