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Squid

Similar term(s): calamari.

Definition:

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 Mediterranean area.

Examples of squid varieties include short-finned or Illex squid and long-finned or Loligo squid.

Source: GreenFacts

More:
Squid Loligo
Long-finned Squid (Loligo pealei)
Squid Illex
Short-finned Squid (Illex illecebrosus)

Source: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council Species managed 

Related words:

Cephalopods - Fishery - Mollusk

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Kalmar
Español: Calamar
Français: Calmar
Nederlands: Pijlinktvis

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