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Old 26-06-2018, 09:17 PM
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On average - How Old is a 6cm Calamari

and how long will it take to get to 12cm
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Old 26-06-2018, 11:51 PM
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it depends

https://researchonline.jcu.edu.au/24110/2/02whole.pdf

Not scientific:
Southern calamari squid live for a maximum of one year and can reach a total tube length of 50cm although are usually encountered at around 30 40cm weighing in at roughly 1 2kg. Sexual maturity occurs at around 7- 8 months of age when the squid are 15 20cm in length
ref: http://fish-on.com.au/what-the-fish/...hern-calamari/

Better science:
The biology of the species has been extensively studied off southern Australia where it was found that sexual maturity was attained at about 7-8 months of age and 15-20 cm ml.
ref: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/__data/as...n-Calamari.pdf

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Old 26-06-2018, 11:55 PM
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and in Vic

http://www.fishingmonthly.net.au/Art...-as-a-calamari

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Old 27-06-2018, 02:41 AM
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You trying to keep one alive in an aquarium, Lawry?
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Old 27-06-2018, 03:05 AM
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Thanks for all the links Mark - I was being lazy and hoping for and easily digestible diagram

But one of the articles suggested it takes around 8 months to get to a 20cm hood.

By my calculations thats and average of 2.5cm a month for the first 8 months.

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Old 27-06-2018, 03:11 AM
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You trying to keep one alive in an aquarium, Lawry?
Nah I noticed a little fella munching on my plastic the other day and I was wondering when it was born and how long before these lures would be matching the hatch.

I remember seeing squid of the same approximate size in October on the shallow reefs in PPB - so I was surprised to see a squid of that size in June.

Now I'm beginning to wonder if they were the same species - I might be getting arrows and calamari confused.
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Old 27-06-2018, 03:16 AM
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These are the ones we were seeing in October/November on shallow PPB reefs
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