It is very similar to the most famous squid from which it differs mainly for this is found on the Amalfi Coast. The color of the back varies between the violet and the light brown with dark red round spots and clear rims. Fishing is carried out mainly on sandy bottoms with trawl and trawl nets, but there is a small fishery developed on the coast, carried out at night with the use of light sources (acetylene lamps) and special gears armed with totanare (“spogne “), formed by an anchor of dense hooks. The lead stem is ” snoozed ” with salt fish (anchovies, sardines) that serve to attract totates.
The pasta with totano and tomato pomodorini is something you must try, it is one of those pasta dishes you’ll never forget served at Lorenzo’s trattoria.