Fat Tuna


Veined squid

Loligo forbesi

It's a species of nectobenthic squid of commercial interest that occurs in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean. This is the largest species in the Loliginidae family and, although in the coastal waters of Europe it rarely exceeds 2 kg in weight, in the Azores males can present a mantle almost two meters long and have more than 18 kg in weight.

Conservation Status

Local stocks appear to be healthy.

Principal fishing methods



The squid lives at depths of 10 to 500 metres. It attains sexual maturity at about one year old and lives 1 to 2 years, with a maximum life span of about 3 years.


All year round



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