Animal Species:Hawaiian Flying Squid – Nototodarus hawaiiensis (Berry, 1912)
This species is harvested on a large scale off South-east Asia where it is often treated under as the species Nototodarus phillippensis.
All members within this genus share a fin less than 50% of their body length, and mature males have both lower arms modified.
Body to 16cm
Found throughout the central and western Pacific Ocean.
Found in midwater depths of open ocean where it has been caught at depths of 570m.
Other behaviours and adaptations
There is very little known of the biology of N. hawaiiensis. It is known that this species forms a major part of the diet of many seabirds.
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