Squids from Cyprus - Probably not indigenous to the Mediterranean
Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:01 AM
Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:29 PM
It is difficult to identify the squids.
Those seem to be Loligo Vulgaris, squid quite common in the Mediterranean sea.
Or maybe Loligo Alloteuthis.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:23 AM
in Malta we sometimes get huge breeding aggregations of them and they coat all available overhanging surfaces (such as wrecks ) with eggs
Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:07 AM
I do not think that it is Loligo vulgaris because for this species the finns of mine are to long and the body not cylindric enough and on the other hand for the Lessepsian migrant Sepioteuthis lessoniana the body matches but the fins are to short ... . For Loligo vulgaris I know two spots in Cyprus where it can be found on occasion.
Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:36 AM
today I got confirmation from the HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH (Rhodes (Rhodos)) that my squids are in fact as far as it can be identified by photos to be Sepioteuthis lessoniana.