Squid, also called calamari,  is one of the most captured species in Morocco. It has a distinct head with a bilateral symmetry, a mantle, a perioral crown of muscular and protractile arms fitted with suction cups and/or hooks. Its tentacles are shorter than its long, tapered body. Squids have colonised all of the world’s oceans and most seas. They are found in abundance on the Moroccan coasts. The size of the squid ranges between 10 and 50 cm. There are records of More than 300 species that live in all the oceans and seas of the planet, most often in groups, some near the coasts, others in the depths of the sea.
Squid is low in fat and high in protein. It is a good source of copper, selenium, and vitamin B12.