Cephalopod biology and fisheries in Europe: II. Species Accounts.
This report summarizes current knowledge on the identification, geographical distribution, nomenclature, taxonomy, life history, ecology, and exploitation of cephalopod species of interest to fisheries in European waters. The 17 species range from those currently of significant fishery importance and targeted in at least part of their range (Octopus vulgaris, Sepia officinalis, Loligo vulgaris, Loligo forbesii), through those regularly landed as bycatch (Todaropsis eblanae, Illex coindetii, Eledone cirrhosa, Eledone moschata, Todarodes sagittatus), to those of minor and/or local importance (Alloteuthis subulata, Alloteuthis media, Sepia orbignyana, Sepia elegans, Sepietta oweniana, Sepiola atlantica, Ommastrephes bartramii, Gonatus fabricii). The species reviews aim to provide a concise yet comprehensive account of each, while remaining distinctive from previous and recent accounts.
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