Nototodarus sloanii is a species of squid commonly known as the New Zealand arrow squid or Wellington flying squid. N. sloanii is a favoured prey species of a number of marine mammals and diving birds. It is an important food source for the endangered yellow-eyed penguin, Megadyptes antipodes. N. sloanii is sought by trawler fishermen for human consumption; in this trawling process, Australian sea lions are frequently killed, since they prey upon N. sloanii.(Source: Wikipedia.org)
Arrow squid (Nototodarus sloonii, N. gouldi) ranges from surface depths to 500 meters in coastal shelf waters around New Zealand. They have bodies around 20-25 cm long and coloration that can flash indescent red or green when excited, but fades to a pale brown/grey upon death.
Squid Meat Quality
Arrow squid have a light, subtle taste and firm, yet tender flesh.