Squid (Teuthida)



Catch squid with a net.


Can be frozen for longer storage.


  • Wash squid well before use.
  • Pull off and throw away the skin under running water.
  • Strip off and throw away the insides and ink sac.
  • Clean out the tube of the body or cut it open with a knife and wash it.
  • Pop out the hard mouth from between the legs.
  • Can soften meat before cooking by pounding with a rock or hammer.
  • Can be baked, boiled, grilled, pickled, sautéed, or make into soup.
  • (Rody, 1982)

Photo Source



Squid have speckled skin, a distinct head, mantle, and arms (Rody, 1982).

Traditional Names
  • Chamorro – nosngos; nosnos
  • Hawaiian – mūheʻe
  • Kosraean – kwet
  • Marshallese – not
  • Palauan – luut
  • Pohnpeian – nuhd
  • Yapese – ngiito