Histioteuthis bonnellii (Férussac, 1834)
Umbrella squid
photo by Rodríguez, Mariano García

Family:  Histioteuthidae (jewel squids, umbrella squids)
Max. size:  33 cm ML (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 1 - 4846 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Caught by nets (Ref. 275). Maximum depth from Ref. 1985. Oceanic and elusive. Has little interaction with the bottom (Ref. 106095). Mainly feeds on osteichthyes, followed by crustaceans (natantian), and occasionally on cephalopods. Bases their diet on pelagic nictemeral migrators (Ref. 106992).
IUCN Red List Status: (LC); Date assessed: 05 May 2010 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Pan-Saniano, Marianne - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 08.03.21

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