There’s is a noticeable lack of data in regards to the global population of the giant squid. However, despite the deficiency of information, experts believe they aren’t vulnerable or threatened simply due to how separated they are from human activities. Because of its immense size, the giant squid is believed to be the second largest living mollusk. It is only smaller than the colossal squid, which is thought to have a mantle nearly twice as long.
- Recommended Age: 3
- Size in cm: 45.5 L x 8.5 W x 6 H
- Size in inches: 17.91 L x 3.35 W x 2.36 H
- Scale: 1:40
- UPC: 095866212308
NAME: Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux) CLASS: Cephalopoda ORDER: Decapoda FAMILY: Architeuthidae LENGTH: Unknown. Largest animal on record is 60 ft (18 m) WEIGHT: Unknown. Largest animal on record is 2000 lbs (970 kg) HABITAT: Unknown. Most world oceans at depths of 600-3000 ft (180-1,1010 m) SCALE: 1:40 These "monsters" baffle scientists. Books and movies portray giant squid as menacing monsters of the deep, but we actually know very little about how these fascinating creatures live. We do know what eats them: their beaks show up in the stomachs of beached sperm whales (whose skin is often scarred by battles with the squid). The giant squid still remain a deep-sea mystery, never yet seen alive in their natural habitat.