Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish.

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This Topic Page is a guide to Squid, Octopus and Cuttlefish.

Cephalopods are an ancient class of molluscs characterised by the way they swim- usinga form of jet propulsion which squirts water out of their bodies- and by a ring of tentacles around their mouths. Some of the earliest cephalopods were ammonites, now familiarly found as fossils. All cephalopods are carnivorous and most produce ink. Three species of cephalopod are widely harvested and eaten in Europe: Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopus.


Background

All of the content for this Topic has been drawn from the current and previous versions of Seafish's The Seafood Guide. To purchase a copy of this large format full colour 63 page publication (£5.00 per copy) please visit the Seafish website here.

 

Sources of Information

Squid webpage

Cuttlefish webpage

Octopus webpage

 

For a low resolution preview of the two Seafood Guide 2014 pages on squid, cuttlefish, and octopus

Click here - Page 1, Page 2


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