Shortfin Squid

Illex illecebrosus

Also Known As

Illex squid, Summer squid

U.S. wild-caught shortfin squid is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Summer and fall.


U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina.


Mild, and subtly sweet.



Firm and meaty.


Raw squid is ivory colored with orange speckling and a brown stripe that runs down the mantle. Cooked squid is opaque white.

Health Benefits

Squid are an excellent source of selenium, riboflavin, and vitamin B12.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g
Amount per serving
Calories 92
Protein 15.58 g
Fat, total 1.38 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.358 g
Carbohydrate 3.08 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 233 mg
Selenium 44.8 mcg
Sodium 44 mg

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