A to Z Cephalopods: J for Japanese Flying Squid

© 2013 Sylvia Liu

Japanese Flying Squid Facts:

  • The Japanese flying squid weighs less than a pound, lives near the surface, and flies up to 30 meters through the air in packs.
  • These squid live for a year and are a sustainable fishery, because Japanese fishers catch them after they have spawned and just before they die. They are very popular as sushi in Japan, China and the United States.
(I will get back to I at some point…)

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