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Doryteuthis plei (Blainville, 1823), slender inshore squid.
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  • Heather L. Judkins
  • Michael Vecchione
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Heather L. Judkins

Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Date
2013
Date Issued
2013-01-01
Date Available
2014-07-10
ISBN
9781628083316
Abstract

The loliginid squid species Doryteuthis plei is widely distributed in warm, tropical and subtropical waters from 36°N to 35° S in the western Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico. This muscular species reaches 370 mm mantle length and shares many traits with the other abundant loliginid species in this area, Doryteuthis pealeii. Doryteuthis plei is abundant in parts of its range, with seasonal peaks in population sizes. This species is an important link in ecosystem dynamics as both predator and prey. Fisheries for D. plei center in the southeastern United States and the southern Caribbean and include artisanal and larger-scale commercial catches.

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Excerpt only. Full-text chapter is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in R. Rosa, R.K. O'Dor, & G.J. Pierce (Eds.), Advances in squid biology, ecology and fisheries, part I: Myopsid squids (pp. 241-256). Hauppauge, N.Y.: NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.

Language
en_US
Publisher
NOVA Science Publishers, Inc
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Judkins, H.L. & Vecchione, M. (2013). Doryteuthis plei (Blainville, 1823), slender inshore squid. In R. Rosa, R.K. O'Dor, & G.J. Pierce (Eds.), Advances in squid biology, ecology and fisheries, part I: Myopsid squids (pp. 241-256). Hauppauge, N.Y.: NOVA Science Publishers, Inc.