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Lamarck, 1798

Description:
Very similar to Loligo forbesi , reaching a total length of 750 mm. Distinguished by the tentacle club, on which the median suckers of the middle region are three or four times the diameter of adjacent marginal suckers. Rings of large club suckers are smooth or with irregular small teeth on distal edge. Rings on small suckers on lappets of buccal membrane have distally with 7-10 long sharp teeth (L. vulgaris-photo).

Habitat:
In the shelf seas.

Distribution:
From the Faeroe Islands and southern Norway to Senegal. Present in the North Sea and Mediterranean Sea. On British coasts southern and western parts only; eastwards as far as the Low Countries, and northwards as far as the Irish Sea (Distr. L. vulgaris).

Loligo vulgaris