Profile updated on 31 March 2018
Jumbo flying squid
Jumbo flying squid in the Eastern Pacific extends from the waters off Chile to the North American coast. Californian and southern populations represent genetically different stocks with some migration among them, in a genetic structure apparently influenced by oceanic currents. Jumbo flying squid has no physiological or energetic limitations to move in this range, but there biological factors that determine the separation of the NE Pacific and SE Pacific stocks, such as preference for spawning areas, food availability and oceanographic conditions (Sandoval-Castellanos et al. 2010).
In Mexican waters, jumbo squid is most commonly found in the Gulf of California, with main abundances off the coast of Guaymas, Sonora and Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur (Nevárez-Martı́nez et al. 2000)(INAPESCA 2014).
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