Not just a thing of legend, the largest squid documented is over 45ft (14m) long!
Amazing Facts About the Colossal Squid
- This mammoth sea creature is very elusive so not much is known about it.
- Sperm whales are the only known predator of the colossal squid.
- Colossal Squid live at depths of around 1000m, making it difficult to observe them in their natural habitat.
- The size of the colossal squid is often exaggerated, with viral posts on the internet saying they can reach 60ft (18m) or even 90ft (27m) in length! However, the largest squid documented was 45ft (14m) long.
- They have the largest eyes in the animal kingdom, reaching 10” (25cm) in diameter!
- Type: Cephalapod
- Diet: Large fish
- Life span: Unknown
- Size: Up to 45ft
- Weight: 1100lbs (500kgs)
- Habitat: Cold waters, deep sea
- Scientific name: Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni