Colossal Squid

the unknown giant

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Colossal Squid Information

The colossal squid , sometimes called the Antarctic or giant cranch squid, is believed to be the largest squid species. It is the only known member of the genus Mesonychoteuthis. Though it is known from only a few specimens, current estimates put its maximum size at 12–14 metres (39–46 ft) long,based on analysis of smaller and immature specimens, making it the largest known invertebrate.

Some interesting facts

  • The eyes of the Colossal squid are larger than that of any other creature on Earth.
  • The eyes of the Colossal squid are larger than that of any other creature on Earth.
  • It is also known as the largest species of squid in the world.
  • The ends of the tentacles also feature extremely sharp hooks.
  • They also have a longer mantle than most types of squid.

  • The females are much larger in size than the males.

  • It is believed that they often fight Sperm Whales when they are going to be eaten by them. This is based on various types of scars on the backs of these whales. The injuries are consistent with the design of the hooks on the tentacles of the squid.

The size

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