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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. It is the only species of the genus Dosidicus of the subfamily Ommastrephinae, family Ommastrephidae. They are most commonly found at depths of 200 to 700 m (660 to 2,300 ft), from Tierra del Fuego to California. This species is spreading north into the waters of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alaska. They are fished commercially, predominantly in Mexico and Peru.
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Attributes

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

Prey / Diet

Predators

Consumers

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

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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
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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
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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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