Atlantic Brief Squid Lolliguncula brevis (Blainville, 1823)  


The Atlantic Brief Squid is the only cephalopod found in the Chesapeake Bay. It is found throughout the lower Chesapeake Bay (Chesapeake Bay Program). Maryland is near the northern end of the species' range.


Preys upon bottom-dwelling crustaceans, small fish, and fish larvae (Chesapeake Bay Program).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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An Atlantic Brief Squid in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/13/2016). Measured 37 mm. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

A preserved Atlantic Brief Squid collected in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/7/2002). Length 64 mm. This specimen represents a new class for MBP. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

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