Translation of squid in Spanish:

squid

calamar, n.

Pronunciation /skwɪd//skwɪd/

noun

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    calamar masculine
    (small) chipirón masculine
    fried squid calamares a la romana
    • Like squids and octopuses, cuttlefishes have a funnel for jet propulsion, but unlike the other two, they also have an internal, oval-shaped bony chamber that fills with gas.
    • The immature light organs of a young squid develop a field of ciliated cells, which help draw Vibrio in from ocean water, as well as a series of deep pockets, or crypts, in which these bacteria will live.
    • Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, which later became a Disney movie, featured an encounter between a colossal squid and a French naval vessel.
    • Catsharks occur around the globe in warm temperate seas, and therefore are a consistent predator on populations of squid, crustaceans, cephalopods, and small fishes.
    • The mantle and funnel of squids are essential in generating and modulating thrust for jet locomotion.
    • The color-changing behavior is controlled by the squid's brain and provides visual signals, but the purpose of those signals is still unknown.
    • Soft-bodied squid replaced the hard-shelled ammonites as the leading molluscs.
    • The circulatory systems of other vertebrates, as well as those of squids and octopuses, employ similar rubbery materials.
    • Like squids, belemnites possessed an ink sac and ten arms.
    • Scientists believe the squid live at depths of 660 to 2,300 feet during the day.
    • The squid weighs about 550 pounds and was found in two pieces on Seven Mile Beach.
    • Despite inherent inefficiencies, jetting is the primary mode of locomotion for both primitive nautilus and powerful, migratory oceanic squids.
    • During his fifth trip to Papua New Guinea, Hall took this month's featured photograph of a female squid laying eggs on a submerged tree branch.
    • In squids, octopuses and cuttlefish, the pigment layer is below the photoreceptors, in an area of dense blood vessels.
    • This evolutionary shift, too, has occurred many times - groups as diverse as squids, roundworms, and most vertebrates develop without the benefit of larvae.
    • Giant cephalopods such as squid and octopuses are also a great source of sea-monster folklore.
    • The cuttlefish is a relative of the squid and octopus family (cephalopods).
    • Each boat, manned by two or three fisherman, typically brings back a metric ton of squid every night.
    • The major group of mesozoans, the Dicyemida, live as microscopic parasites in the renal organs of squid and octopuses.
    • Looking at just squids and octopods, the researchers have recorded about 50 species and believe they have found two new species of squid.