Biologist John Forsythe with local fisherman in the Azores Islands (Isla Faial) showing off the mornings catch of Loligo forbesii and one octopus. L. forbesii is the largest Loliginid squid species as evidenced by the huge male to the far right with a mantle length of about 70cm. John is holding two of the squid jigs used by fisherman to catch the squids. Interestingly, the octopus was also caught on one of the jigs. These artisanal fisherman fish a single jig at a depth of nearly 300m catching squid one at a time!
Maturity: Adult; Lab or Wild: Lab; Origin: N. atlantic, azores islands