An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Loligo vulgaris Lamarck, 1798 - Common / Long-finned squid or Sea arrow (Cephalopod images)
Common / Long-finned squid
Loligo vulgaris
- ventral view 1

Common / Long-finned squid
Loligo vulgaris
- anterior 1

Common / Long-finned squid
Loligo vulgaris
- tentacle club / suckers 1

Specimen above photographed at Newlyn Fish Market, Newlyn, Cornwall, 23.01.17.

Identification based size and distribution of suckers on the tentacle club. Suckers in the middle region of the club are approx. three or four times the diameter than those that occur on the outer margin of the club. Loligo forbesii has suckers in the middle of the tentacle club that are less than twice the diameter of the marginal suckers.

Loligo vulgaris Common Long-finned squid or Sea arrow Cephalopod Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.