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Licence: 
Creative Commons Licence
Imaging technique: 
Photograph
Description: 

Marine Biologist John Forsythe (circa 1985) holding a large male Loligo forbesii freshly jig caught by the fisherman on the left. These, the largest sized Loliginids, are hand jigged in an artisanal fishery around the Azores Islands one at a time from depths of 100-300m. A large males can reach 1m in mantle length and weigh 14kg.

Sex: Male; Lab or Wild: Wild; Field Location: Ne atlantic, azores islands

Creator: 
John Forsythe
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith