Aquaculture Related Resources








Claes, M.F.; Dunlap, P.V. (2000) Aposymbiotic culture of the sepiolid squid Euprymna scolopes: Role of the symbiotic bacterium Vibrio fischeri in host animal growth, development, and light organ morphogenesis. Journal of Experimental Zoology 286 (3): 280‑296, ISSN: 0022‑104X.

NAL call no: 410 J825

Descriptors: development, ecology, environmental sciences, Cephalopoda, Vibrionaceae, facultatively anaerobic gram negative rods, Eubacteria, bacteria, microorganisms, Euprymna scolopes, symbiotic host, Vibrio fischeri, symbiotic bacterium, bacteria, Eubacteria, microorganisms, light organ, morphogenesis, light organ accessory tissues, mariculture system, bioluminescent mutualism, predator avoidance.





Lee, J. Y.; J. B. Eun; S. H. Choi. Improving detection of Vibrio vulnificus in Octopus variabilis by PCR. J Food Sci. Chicago, Ill. : Institute of Food Technologists. Jan/Feb 1997. v. 62 (1) p. 179‑182. ISSN: 0022‑1147.

NAL call no: 389.8 F7322

Abstract: PCR methods can detect foodborne pathogenic bacteria with simplicity, specificity and speed. In order to improve sensitivity and speed of PCR methods for detection of Vibrio      vulnificus in small octopus homogenate, several media and culture conditions were compared. Modified brain heart infusion media containing 2% NaCl and adjusted to pH 8.0 and 30degrees C was most effective for enrichment of the bacteria. Procedures affecting the efficiency of template DNA extraction and target DNA amplification were also optimized. By these combined efforts, a PCR procedure capable of detecting V. vulnificus as low as 10 cells/mL within 10h was developed.

Descriptors: octopus, pathogens, foodborne diseases, Vibrio vulnificus, detection.





Cortez, T.; Castro, B.G.; Guerra, A. (1995) Reproduction and condition of female Octopus mimus (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Marine Biology Berlin 123 (3) 505‑510, ISSN: 0025‑3162.

NAL call no: QH91.A1M35

Descriptors: behavior, development, environmental sciences, marine ecology, physiology, reproductive system, Cephalopoda, Octopus mimus, animals, maturation, parental care, spawning.


Sakurai, Y.; Young, R.E.; Hirota, J.; Mangold, K.; Vecchione, M.; Clarke, M.R.; Bower, J. (1995) Artificial fertilization and development through hatching in the oceanic squids Ommastrephes bartramii and Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae). Veliger 38 (3) 185‑191, ISSN: 0042‑3211.

Descriptors: biochemistry and molecular biophysics, conservation, development, marine ecology, environmental sciences, morphology, physiology, reproductive system, wildlife management, conservation, Cephalopoda, Ommastrephes bartramii, Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis.


Sanchez, P. (1995) Age and growth of Illex coindetii. ICES Marine Science Symposia 199 (0) 441‑444, ISSN: 0906‑060X.

Descriptors: biosynchronization, climatology, environmental sciences, development, ecology, morphology, physiology, sense organs, sensory reception, Cephalopoda, Illex coindetii, Spain, Europe, Palearctic region.





Sugiyama, M. Utilization of squid. Rotterdam : A.A. Balkema, 1989. xv, 251 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ISBN: 9061914795.

NAL call no: SH335.I3313 1989

Descriptors: fishery processing, squids, squids composition, squids preservation.





Hartwick, E. B.; R. F. Ambrose; S. M. C. Robinson. Dynamics of shallow‑water populations of Octopus dofleini. Mar Biol. Berlin, W. Ger. : Springer International. 1984. v. 82 (1) p. 65‑72. maps.  ISSN: 0025‑3162.

NAL call no: QH91.A1M35

Descriptors: octopus, marine ecology, fishery resources.





Cook, D. Squid Marketable item by commercial fishermen in the United States, culture. Mar Resour Bull Va Inst Mar Sci. Glouster Point : The Institute. Winter 1983. v. 15 (1) p. 2‑6, 10. ill.

NAL call no: GC1000.M352

Descriptors: USA.


Dewees, C. M.; R. J. Price. The California squid fishery Biology, history, processing, marketing. Leafl Univ Calif Coop Ext Serv. Berkeley : The Service. Apr 1983. (21330) 14 p. ill.

NAL call no: S544.3.C2C3

Descriptors: California.


Ehrhardt, N. M.; P. S. Jacquemin; B. F. Garcia; D. G. Gonzalez; J. M. Lopez. On the fishery and biology of the giant squid Dosidicus gigas in the Gulf of California, Mexico. J Kans Entomol Soc. Lawrence, Kan. : The Society. 1983. (231) p. 306‑340. ill., maps. ISSN: 0022‑8567.  

NAL call no: 420 K13                                                                       

Descriptors: Mexico.


Rayudu, G. V.; P. Chandra Mohan. Cephalopod fishery and its marketing in India. Seafood Export J. Cochin, India : Seafood Exporters Association of India. July 1983. v. 15 (7) p. 21‑22. ISSN: 0037‑010X.

NAL call no: SH299.S4

Descriptors: India.





Macy III.,  W. K. Feeding patterns of the long‑finned squid, Loligo pealei, in New England waters. Biol Bull. Woods Hole, Mass., Marine Biological Laboratory. Feb 1982. v. 162 (1) p. 28‑38. ISSN: 0006‑3185. 

NAL call no: 442.8‑B52

Descriptors: Loligo pealei, long-finned squid, prey-type selection, feeding strategy, predation, diet, spatial and temporal variations.


Rayudu, G. V.; P. Chandra Mohan. A note on the fishery of squid and cuttlefish of Visakhapatnam. Seafood Export J. Cochin, India : Seafood Exporters Association of India. Apr 1982. v. 14 (4) p. 23, 25‑27. ISSN: 0037‑010X.

NAL call no: SH299.S4

Descriptors: India.





Amaratunga, T. The short‑finned squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery in eastern Canada Management of the resource. J Shellfish Res. Duxbury, Mass., Battelle. Dec 1981. v. 1 (2) p. 143‑152. ill., map. 

NAL call no: SH365.A1J6

Descriptors: Canada.


Dawe, E. G. Development of the Newfoundland squid (Illex illecebrosus) fishery and management of the resource. J Shellfish Res. Duxbury, Mass., Battelle. Dec 1981. v. 1 (2) p. 137‑142. ill. 

NAL call no: SH365.A1J6

Descriptors: Canada.


Grant, W. E.; W. L. Griffin; J. P. Warren. A management model of the northwest African cephalopod fishery. Marine Fish Rev. Seattle, Wash., Scientific Publications Office, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA. Nov 1981. v. 43 (11) p. 1‑10. ISSN: 0090‑1830.

NAL call no: 157.5 F532

Abstract: Extract: Two versions of a bioeconomic model of the northwest African cephalopod fishery, one assuming an instantaneous natural mortality rate of M = 1.25 on an annual basis and the other a rate of M = 2.0, predict the harvest of octopus, Octopus vulgaris; cuttlefish, Sepia spp.; and squid, Loligo spp. These predictions are compared with actual harvest data, the sensitivity of model behavior to change in important biological parameters is examined, and two management schemes for the fishery are evaluated.

Descriptors: Africa.


Hirtle, R. W. M.; M. E. DeMont; R. K. O'Dor. Feeding, growth, and metabolic rates in captive short‑finned squid, Illex illecebrosus, in relation to the natural population. J Shellfish Res. Duxbury, Mass., Battelle. Dec 1981. v. 1 (2) p. 187‑192. ill.

NAL call no: SH365.A1J6

Descriptors: Illex illecebrosus, short-finned squid, feeding, growth, metabolic rates, correlations, maintenance, behavioral interactions, respirometry, statistical evaluation, physiology, cannibalism.





Mottet, M. G. The fishery biology of Octopus dofleini (Wulker) / Madelon Green Mottet. [Olympia] Management and Research Div., Washington Dept. of Fisheries, /, 1975. iii, 39 p. : ill., map. technical report;  no. 16.

NAL call no: SH222.A1W2 No.16

Descriptors: Octopus dofleini (Wulker), resource management, biology, larval stage, immaturity, maturity, catch methods, traps, drifting lines.





Voss, G. L. Cephalopod resources of the world.  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Fishery Resources Division. FAO fisheries circular;  no. 149. Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1973. iv, 75 p. : ill., maps.

NAL call no: SH1.F59 No.149

Descriptors: Cephalopoda.

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