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Family: Architeuthidae giant squids (See list of species below)

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7 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Architeuthis dux
[Atlantic giant squid]
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Architeuthis japonica
[Japanese giant squid]
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Architeuthis kirkii
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Architeuthis martensi
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Architeuthis physeteris
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Architeuthis sanctipauli
[Southern giant squid]
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Architeuthis stockii
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7 Species of Family Architeuthidae
(giant squids)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Architeuthis dux Atlantic giant squid Cosmopolitan. 1737 TL
Architeuthis japonica Japanese giant squid The Pacific
Architeuthis kirkii Southwest Pacific.
Architeuthis martensi Northwest Pacific.
Architeuthis physeteris Eastern Central Atlantic.
Architeuthis sanctipauli Southern giant squid Western Indian Ocean.
Architeuthis stockii Southwest Pacific.



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