Information about the Bigfin Reef Squid:
The Bigfin Reef Squid also called the Oval Squid, is a commercially important species of loliginid squid. It is one of the three currently recognized species belonging to the genus Sepioteuthis. Bigfin reef squids are characterized by a large oval fin that extends throughout the margins of its mantle, giving them a superficial similarity to cuttlefish. They are small to medium-sized squids, averaging 1.5 to 13.0 inches (3.8 to 33 centimeters long. Bigfin reef squids have the fastest recorded growth rates of any large marine invertebrate, reaching 1.3 pounds (600 g) in only four months. They are a short-lived species, with a maximum recorded lifespan of 315 days. The diet of bigfin reef squids comprises mainly crustaceans and small fish. They are found in the temperate and tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They are commonly found near the shoreline, near rocks, and coral reefs. They are fished in large quantities for human food in Asia.
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