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First records of mated female Loligo gahi (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) in the Falkland Islands

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/1995
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Issue number3
Volume75
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)743-745
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

This communication presents the first records of mated female Loligo gahi in Falkland Island waters. In October 1993 fully mature mated female L. gahi were identified in samples taken from the commercial fishery in waters east of Lively Island, East Falkland, at depths of 145–174 m. Spermatophores were found in both the mantle cavity and buccal sites of deposition. These records, combined with past records of spent females, suggest spawning periods in late October/early November and April/May. These concur with two of the three periods of spawning suggested from previous studies of juvenile and adult L. gahi.