Special Sub-Topic: Squids
|Which of these is the largest squid?|
Architeuthis. Architeuthis is the giant squid.
|How long can Architeuthis grow to be?|
60-70 feet long. Imagine having that in your swimming pool!
|We know how long adult Architeuthis grows because _____ ?|
We have studied the bodies of dead squids washed up on beaches.. No one has ever seen an adult Architeuthis alive in its natural habitat (a juvenile was filmed in 2005.)
|How many appendages do squids have?|
10. The two, longer arms are for grabbing prey. Some of these "arms" have claws on the end, and some have suckers.
|What is the main predator of Architeuthis?|
The sperm whale. Sperm Whales are another source of squid study. By finding the beaks (mouths) of squids in whale stomachs, we can learn more about the habits of the giant squid.
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