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Doryteuthis opalescens (california market squid; opalescent inshore squid)

Synonyms: Doryteuthis opalescens amerigo; Loligo opalescens

Wikipedia Abstract

Doryteuthis opalescens, the opalescent inshore squid, is a small squid (mantle length (ML) up to 190 mm) in the family Loliginidae. It is a myopsid squid, which is the near shore group and that means that they have corneas over their eyes. The species lives in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Mexico's Baja California peninsula to Alaska, United States, and as an inshore squid it can be found with a range of 200 miles (320 km) off the shore.
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Prey / Diet

Metamysidopsis elongata[1]
Pleuroncodes planipes (pelagic red crab)[1]


Alopias vulpinus (Zorro thresher shark)[2]
Anoplopoma fimbria (Skil)[1]
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)[3]
Brachyramphus marmoratus (Marbled Murrelet)[4]
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[1]
Caulolatilus princeps (Bighead tilefish)[5]
Cerorhinca monocerata (Rhinoceros Auklet)[1]
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)[1]
Delphinus delphis (Short-beaked Saddleback Dolphin)[6]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[1]
Eopsetta jordani (Petrale sole)[1]
Fulmaris glacialis <Unverified Name>[1]
Gavia arctica (Black-throated Loon)[1]
Genyonemus lineatus (White croaker)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[1]
Kogia breviceps (Pygmy Sperm Whale)[1]
Lagenorhyncus obliquidens <Unverified Name>[1]
Larus californicus (California Gull)[1]
Larus canus (Mew Gull)[1]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[1]
Larus heermanni (Heermann's Gull)[1]
Lissodelphis borealis (Northern Right Whale Dolphin)[7]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[1]
Mirounga angustirostris (Northern Elephant Seal)[1]
Oncorhyncus kisutch <Unverified Name>[1]
Oncorhyncus tshawytscha <Unverified Name>[1]
Ophiodon elongatus (Lingcod)[1]
Phalacrocorax penicillatus (Brandt's Cormorant)[1]
Phoca vitulina (Harbor Seal)[1]
Phocoena phocoena (Harbor Porpoise)[1]
Phocoenoides dalli (Dall's Porpoise)[1]
Pleuronicthyes decurrens <Unverified Name>[1]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[1]
Puffinus creatopus (Pink-footed Shearwater)[1]
Puffinus griseus (Sooty Shearwater)[1]
Puffinus tenuirostris (Short-tailed Shearwater)[1]
Raja rhina (Longnose skate)[8]
Rissia tridactyla <Unverified Name>[1]
Sebastes flavidus (Yellowtail rockfish)[9]
Sebastes goodei (Rockfish)[1]
Tursiops truncatus (Bottlenosed Dolphin)[6]
Uria aalge (Common Murre)[1]
Zalophus californianus (California Sealion)[1]



Attributes / relations provided by 1CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database 2FEEDING HABITS OF THE COMMON THRESHER SHARK (ALOPIAS VULPINUS) SAMPLED FROM THE CALIFORNIA-BASED DRIFT GILL NET FISHERY, 1998-1999, ANTONELLA PRETI, SUSAN E. SMITH AND DARLENE A. RAMON, CalCOFl Rep., Vol. 42, 2001 3Arctocephalus townsendi, Rebecca L. Belcher and Thomas E. Lee, Jr., MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 700, pp. 1–5 (2002) 4Marbled Murrelet Food Habits and Prey Ecology, Esther E. Burkett, USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-152. 1995., Chap 22, p. 223-246 5FEEDING HABITS OF THE OCEAN WHITEFISH, Caulolatilus princeps JENYNS 1842 (PISCES: BRANCHIOSTEGIDAE), IN LA PAZ BAY, B.C.S., MEXICO, Juan F. Elorduy-Garay, Javier Caraveo-Patiño, Ciencias Marinas (1994), 20(2): 199-218 6Habitat Partitioning by Three Species of Dolphins in Santa Monica Bay, California, Maddalena Bearzi, Coastal Environmental Quality Initiative, 07-08-2003 7Lissodelphis borealis, Thomas A. Jefferson and Michael W. Newcomer, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 425, pp. 1-6 (1993) 8Food habits of the longnose skate, Raja rhina (Jordan and Gilbert, 1880), in central California waters, Heather J. Robinson, Gregor M. Cailliet, David A. Ebert, Environ Biol Fish (2007) 80:165–179 9FOOD HABITS AND DIETARY OVERLAP OF SOME SHELF ROCKFISHES (GENUS SEBASTES) FROM THE NORTHEASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN, RiCHARD D. BRODEUR AND WILLIAM G. PEARCY, FISHERY BULLETIN: VOL. 82. NO.2. 1984. p. 269-293
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