Profile updated on 5 September 2023
Doryteuthis (amerigo) pealeii
Longfin squid, Longfin Inshore Squid
Longfin squid range from Newfoundland Canada to the Gulf of Venezuela but are commercially harvested in US shelf waters from Cape Cod Bay, MA to Cape Hatteras, NC where they are treated as a single stock. Catches south of Cape Hatteras are rare and often confused with other similar-looking species (NOAA-NMFS 2011). Longfin squid has been reclassified from the genus Loligo to Doryteuthis (MolluscaBase 2021). Loligo pealeii is still widely seen in the literature.