Loligo pealei

Longfin Inshore Squid
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Mollusca
Class:Cephalopoda
Order:Teuthida
Family:Loliginidae
Genus:Loligo
Subgenus:undetermined
Species:L. pealeii
Binomial name
Loligo pealeii
Lesueur, 1821
Synonyms
  • Loligo pallida
    Verrill, 1873
The Longfin Inshore Squid (Loligo pealeii) is a species of squid of the family Loliginidae. The species is sometimes referred to by only its genus name Loligo. The Longfin Inshore Squid is found in the North Atlantic, schooling in continental shelf and slope waters from Newfoundland to the Gulf of Venezuela. It is commercially exploited, especially in the range from Southern Georges Bank to Cape Hatteras.

The Longfin Inshore Squid spawns year-round and lives for less than one year. Individuals hatched in summer generally grow more rapidly than those hatched in winter. The species presents sexual dimorphism, with most males growing faster and reaching larger sizes than females. The dorsal-mantle length of some males can reach 40 cm, although most squids commercially harvested are smaller than 30 cm long.

This species is a model organism in neuroscience and was used by Andrew Huxley and Alan Hodgkin in their studies on axons.




Loligo pealeii


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Scientific classification or biological classification is a method by which biologists group and categorize species of organisms. Scientific classification also can be called scientific taxonomy, but should be distinguished from folk taxonomy, which lacks scientific basis.
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Mollusca
Linnaeus, 1758

Classes

Caudofoveata
Aplacophora
Polyplacophora
Monoplacophora
Bivalvia
Scaphopoda
Gastropoda
Cephalopoda
† Rostroconchia
† Helcionelloida
† ?Bellerophontida
The molluscs
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Cephalopoda
Cuvier, 1797

Orders

Subclass Nautiloidea
  • †Plectronocerida
  • †Ellesmerocerida
  • †Actinocerida
  • †Pseudorthocerida
  • †Endocerida
  • †Tarphycerida
  • †Oncocerida

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For other uses, see Squid (disambiguation).


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Loliginidae
Lesueur, 1821

Genera

Loligo
Loliolus
Lolliguncula
Pickfordiateuthis
Sepioteuthis
Uroteuthis

Loliginidae is an aquatic family of the order Teuthida (squids).
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Loligo
Lamarck, 1798

Species

See text.

Loligo is a genus of squids and one of the most representative and widely distributed group of myopsid squids.

The genus was first described by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in 1798.
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binomial nomenclature is the formal system of naming species. The system is also called binominal nomenclature (particularly in zoological circles), binary nomenclature (particularly in botanical circles), or the binomial classification system.
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Charles Alexandre Lesueur (January 1, 1778-December 12, 1846) was a French naturalist, artist and explorer.

Lesueur was born in Le Havre.

In 1801 he traveled to Australia as artist on the expedition of Nicolas Baudin.
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In scientific nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names used for a single taxon. Usage and terminology are different for zoology and botany.

Zoology

In zoological nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names that pertain to the same taxon, for example
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Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices (SQUID) are very sensitive magnetometers used to measure extremely small magnetic fields, based on superconducting loops
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Loliginidae
Lesueur, 1821

Genera

Loligo
Loliolus
Lolliguncula
Pickfordiateuthis
Sepioteuthis
Uroteuthis

Loliginidae is an aquatic family of the order Teuthida (squids).
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Loligo
Lamarck, 1798

Species

See text.

Loligo is a genus of squids and one of the most representative and widely distributed group of myopsid squids.

The genus was first described by Jean Baptiste Lamarck in 1798.
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Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions; with a total area of about 106.4 million square kilometres (41.1 million square miles), it covers approximately one-fifth of the Earth's surface.
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continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent and associated coastal plain, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow seas (known as shelf seas) and gulfs.
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continental shelf is the extended perimeter of each continent and associated coastal plain, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow seas (known as shelf seas) and gulfs.
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Newfoundland pronunciation   IPA: ['nuw fən 'lænd] (French: Terre-Neuve, Irish:
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Gulf of Venezuela is a gulf of the Caribbean Sea bounded by the Venezuelan states of Zulia and Falcón and the Colombian Department(State) of Guajira. A 54 km (34 mi) strait connects it with Lake Maracaibo to the south.
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Cape Hatteras is a cape on the coast of North Carolina. It is the point that protrudes the furthest to the southeast along the northeast-to-southwest line of the Atlantic coast of North America, making it a key point for navigation along the eastern seaboard.
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Sexual dimorphism is the systematic difference in form between individuals of different sex in the same species. Examples include size, color, and the presence or absence of parts of the body used in courtship displays or fights, such as ornamental feathers, horns, antlers or tusks.
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Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, OM, FRS (born 22 November 1917, Hampstead, London [1]) is an English physiologist and biophysicist, who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work with Alan Lloyd Hodgkin on the basis of nerve action potentials, the
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Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, OM, KBE, FRS (born February 5, 1914, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England [1]; died December 20, 1998 Cambridge [2]) was a British physiologist and biophysicist, who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work with Andrew
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axon or nerve fiber, is a long, slender projection of a nerve cell, or neuron, that conducts electrical impulses away from the neuron's cell body or soma.

Anatomy


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