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(Science: zoology) a genus of gigantic cephalopods, allied to the squids, found especially. In the North atlantic and about new zealand.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Pref. _, a kind of squid.

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The Giant Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)

I wasn't talking about Architeuthis . Yes that is one of the giant squids but the largest one Mesonychoteuthis has yet to be discovered.

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by Schröder
Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: The Giant Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)
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Deep Sea Fauna

This isn't science fiction. A set of extraordinary images captured by Japanese scientists marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild. The animal—which measures roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long—was photographed 2,950 feet (900 meters) beneath the North Pacific ...

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by David George
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Deep Sea Fauna
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Giant squid sightings in Japan

Interesting thing, is that this isn't the first healty architeuthis specimen found. Just the first adult or close to adult specimen. Atempts have been made for some time now to raise larval archeteuthis in captivity. The larvae were identified genetically ...

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by CadetMKultra
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Giant squid sightings in Japan
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