Gould's Squid

Nototodarus gouldi (McCoy, 1888)

A very short lived (1 year) species it has a pair of long feeding tentacles and four pairs of shorter tentacles at its anterior end. Its skin varies moderately in color, ranging from light pink or brown to brick red, with a dark dorsal stripe on its mantle

How to identify Nototodarus gouldi?

What habitats does Nototodarus gouldi live in?

Typically found at depths from 50–200 metres off the coasts and shelves of Australia and New Zealand, although it can go as deep as 825 meters. Juveniles are sometimes found just off coasts

What is the distribution of Nototodarus gouldi?

Australia and New Zealand

How big does Nototodarus gouldi grow?

They have a mantle length of up to around 40cm and the tentacles are around 18cm long

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