colossal squid


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colossal squid

n.
A very large squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) having a large head and mantle and hooks on its arms and tentacles. Colossal squids inhabit Antarctic waters and can reach weights of approximately 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).
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The Southern Ocean is home to more than 10,000 unique species, including most of the world's penguins, whales, seabirds, and colossal squid, as well as the commercially targeted Antarctic toothfish, known in many retail outlets as Chilean sea bass.
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