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Common in offshore coastal waters but moves inshore to spawn.
Spawn in sheltered locations over mud or sand bottom; egg cases deposited on mud or sand; juvenile squid feed in the upper 15 m and are dispersed by currents; juveniles move offshore as they grow.
Intertidal to 250 m subtidal depth; spawns in water depths of 3 to 40 m.
Sexually mature at 1 yr; maximum length is about 175 mm; adults weigh 14-70 g.
Source: Fisheries and Oceans Canada