Four juveniles of Ommastrephes bartramii and two of Todarodes sagittatus were attracted to the sea surface by an electric light and dip-netted (water depth: ca. 900 m) in the Gulf of Taranto (North Ionian Sea) during a night-time swordfish fishing cruise. This seemingly shows that O. bartramii is not rare, but it is just rarely caught by man as well as by teuthophagous predators.

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Giambattista Bello. (2007). Ommastrephes bartramii (Cephalopoda, Teuthida, Ommastrephidae) in the Gulf of Taranto, eastern Mediterranean Sea. Basteria, 71(4/6), 97–100.