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Dosidicus gigas (jumbo squid)

Synonyms: Dosidicus eschrichti; Dosidicus steenstrupii; Ommastrephes giganteus; Ommastrephes gigas

Wikipedia Abstract

The Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas), also known as jumbo squid, jumbo flying squid, pota or diablo rojo, is a large, predatory squid living in the waters of the Humboldt Current in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Dosidicus gigas is the only species of the genus Dosidicus of the subfamily Ommastrephinae, family Ommastrephidae. Humboldt squid are among the largest of squids, reaching a mantle length of 1.9 m (6.2 ft).
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Attributes

Diet [1]  Carnivore
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Coastal

Prey / Diet

Allosmerus elongatus (Whitebait smelt)[2]
Ceratoscopelus townsendi (Fangtooth lanternfish)[2]
Chilara taylori (Spotted cusk-eel)[2]
Citharichthys sordidus (Sanddab)[2]
Clupea pallasii (Pacific herring)[2]
Cololabis saira (Skipper)[2]
Diaphus theta (California headlightfish)[3]
Doryteuthis opalescens (california market squid)[2]
Engraulis mordax (Californian anchoveta)[3]
Glyptocephalus zachirus (Witch)[2]
Hexagrammos decagrammus (Kelp greenling)[2]
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)[2]
Lyopsetta exilis (Slender sole)[2]
Merluccius productus (Whiting)[3]
Metacarcinus magister (Dungeness crab)[2]
Microgadus proximus (Tommy cod)[2]
Nannobrachium ritteri (Broadfin lanternfish)[3]
Oncorhynchus kisutch (coho salmon or silver salmon)[2]
Parophrys vetulus (English sole)[2]
Pleuroncodes planipes (pelagic red crab)[4]
Porichthys notatus (Midshipman)[2]
Protomyctophum crockeri (Penlight fish)[2]
Sardinops sagax (Australian pilchard)[3]
Scomber japonicus (Striped mackerel)[4]
Sebastes aurora (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes jordani (Slender rockfish)[3]
Sebastes paucispinis (Bocaccio)[2]
Sebastes rufus (Rockfish)[2]
Sebastes zacentrus (Sharpchin rockfish)[2]
Stenobrachius leucopsarus (Smallfin lanternfish)[3]
Symbolophorus californiensis (California lanternfish)[3]
Tarletonbeania crenularis (Blue lanternfish)[3]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[4]
Trachurus symmetricus (Scad)[2]
Zalembius rosaceus (Pink surfperch)[2]

Predators

Alopias superciliosus (Whiptail)[3]
Arctocephalus philippii (Juan Fernández Fur Seal)[4]
Arctocephalus townsendi (Guadalupe Fur Seal)[4]
Chelonia mydas (Green Turtle)[5]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[6]
Istiophorus platypterus (Atlantic sailfish)[7]
Isurus oxyrinchus (Short-finned mako)[3]
Kajikia audax (Stripey)[8]
Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Dusky Dolphin)[9]
Lutjanus argentiventris (yellowtail snapper)[10]
Makaira mazara (black spearfish)[4]
Merluccius gayi peruanus (Hake)[11]
Otaria flavescens (South American Sealion)[12]
Physeter macrocephalus (Sperm Whale)[4]
Prionace glauca (Tribon blou)[3]
Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (purpleback squid)[4]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[4]
Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)[5]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Anisakis simplex[13]
Monilicaecum metacercaria <Unverified Name>[13]
Pelichnibothrium speciosum[13]
Tentacularia coryphaenae[13]

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Ecological Informatics 29(1): 45-56. Szoboszlai AI, Thayer JA, Wood SA, Sydeman WJ, Koehn LE (2015) Data from: Forage species in predator diets: synthesis of data from the California Current. Dryad Digital Repository.
3PREDATORY INTERACTIONS AND NICHE OVERLAP BETWEEN MAKO SHARK, ISURUS OXYRINCHUS, AND JUMBO SQUID, DOSIDICUS GIGAS, IN THE CALIFORNIA CURRENT, RUSS VETTER, SUZANNE KOHIN, ANTONELLA PRETI, SAM MCCLATCHIE AND HEIDI DEWAR, CalCOFI Rep., Vol. 49, 2008
4CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6Olson, Robert J., and Felipe Galvan-Magana. "Food habits and consumption rates of common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) in the eastern Pacific Ocean." Fishery Bulletin 100.2 (2002): 279+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 July 2010
7Diet composition of sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) from the southern Gulf of California, Mexico, José Rosas-Alayolaa, Agustín Hernández-Herrera, Felipe Galvan-Magaña, L. Andres Abitia-Cárdenasa and Arturo F. Muhlia-Melo, Fisheries Research Volume 57, Issue 2, August 2002, Pages 185-195
8Food habits and energy values of prey of striped marlin, Tetrapturus audax, off the coast of Mexico, Leonardo A. Abitia-Cardenas, Felipe Galvan-Magaña, Jesus Rodriguez-Romero, Fishery Bulletin 95(2). 1997, p. 360-368
9Diet of dusky dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obscurus, in waters off Patagonia, Argentina, Alonso, MK | Crespo, EA | Garcia, NA | Pedraza, SN | Coscarella, MA, Fishery Bulletin [Fish. Bull.]. Vol. 96, no. 2, pp. 366-374. Apr 1998
10Food habits of the yellow snapper Lutjanus argentiventris (Peters, 1869) (Percoidei: Lutjanidae) in La Paz Bay, Mexico, Rosa I. Vázquez, Jesús Rodríguez, Leonardo A. Abitia and Felipe Galván, Revista de Biología Marina y Oceanografía 43(2): 295-302, agosto de 2008
11Changes in the diet of hake associated with El Niño 1997–1998 in the northern Humboldt Current ecosystem, J. Tam, S. Purca, L. O. Duarte, V. Blaskovic, and P. Espinoza, Advances in Geosciences, 6, 63–67, 2006
12Feeding ecology of the South American sea lion Otaria flavescens: food contents and food selectivity, Mario George-Nascimento, Rodrigo Bustamante and Ciro Oyarzun, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 21 135-143, 1985
13Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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