giant squid

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giant squid

n.
Any of various large squids of the genus Architeuthis, having small ovoid fins and very long arms and tentacles. Giant squids live in deep ocean waters and can attain lengths of 13 meters (43 feet).
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Noun1.giant squid - largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)giant squid - largest mollusk known about but never seen (to 60 feet long)
squid - widely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
genus Architeuthis - giant squid
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The Maritime Museum in Santander said the squid, a member of the Architeuthis dux species, was discovered on the La Arena beach and was brought to the museum.
The new analysis puts squid worldwide into one of the species, Architeuthis dux.
These observations are consistent with the hypotheses that there is only one global species of giant squid, Architeuthis dux," Inger Winkelmann and colleagues, who suggested that the squid could have one of the largest known ranges of any species, wrote.
Life-history traits of the giant squid Architeuthis dux revealed from stable isotope signatures recorded in its beaks.