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Todarodes pacificus (Japanese common squid)

Synonyms: Ommastrephes pacificus; Ommatostrephes pacificus; Todarodes pacificus subsp. pacificus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Japanese flying squid, Japanese common squid or Pacific flying squid, scientific name Todarodes pacificus, is a squid of the family Ommastrephidae. This animal lives in the northern Pacific Ocean, in the area surrounding Japan, along the entire coast of China up to Russia, then spreading across the Bering Strait east towards the southern coast of Alaska and Canada. They tend to cluster around the central region of Vietnam.
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Prey / Diet

Diaphus coeruleus (Blue lanternfish)[1]
Engraulis japonicus (Japanese anchovy)[1]
Euphausia pacifica (Pacific krill)[1]
Sergia lucens (sakura shrimp)[1]


Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)[1]
Balaenoptera borealis (Sei Whale)[1]
Balaenoptera edeni (Bryde's whale)[1]
Berardius bairdii (Baird's Beaked Whale)[1]
Brama japonica (Bigtooth pomfret)[1]
Callorhinus ursinus (Northern Fur Seal)[1]
Calonectris leucomelas (Streaked Shearwater)[2]
Chionoecetes japonicus[1]
Chlamydoselachus anguineus (Silk shark)[1]
Erisphex pottii (Spotted velvetfish)[1]
Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut)[3]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Phoebastria albatrus (Short-tailed Albatross)[4]
Scomberomorus niphonius (Spotted Spanish mackerel)[5]
Thysanoteuthis rhombus (diamond squid)[6]
Uroteuthis edulis (swordtip squid)[6]


Parasitized by 
Anisakis physeteris <Unverified Name>[7]
Anisakis simplex[7]
Contracaecum type <Unverified Name>[7]
Hysterothylacium reliquens <Unverified Name>[7]
Nybelinia surmenicola[7]
Pelichnibothrium speciosum[7]
Pseudoterranova decipiens[7]
Scolex pleuronectis <Unverified Name>[7]



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2"Foraging behavior and Diet of Streaked Shearwaters Calonectris leucomelas Rearing Chicks on Mikura Island", Kei Matsumoto, Nariko Oka, Daisuke Ochi, Fumihito Muto, Takashi P. Satoh and Yutaka Watanuki, Ornithological Science 11(1):9-19. 2012
3Diet of Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, I. N. Moukhametov, A. M. Orlov, and B. M. Leaman, INTERNATIONAL PACIFIC HALIBUT COMMISSION, Technical Report No. 52 (2008)
4Short-tailed Albatross (Phoebastria albatrus), Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels –
5Feeding Habits of Japanese Spanish Mackerel in the Central and Western Waters of the Seto Inland Sea, Tatsu Kishida, Bull. Nansei Reg. Fish. Res. Lab. No. 20, 1986
6CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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