Total length of specimen: 2 m (7 ft)
Weight: 61 kg (134 lb)
Head: houses the brain.
Eyes: the size of a large grapefruit.
Fins: very large in this species. They are used mainly for swimming, gliding, and steering.
Mantle: the main body. This muscular sac contains most of the organ systems.
Arms (8): lined with two rows of hooks, not suckers.
Light organs: located at the tips of two arms. They look like black lumps. See how they work
Feeding tentacles (none): This is one of only a few squid species that have none as adults.
Funnel: a multipurpose tube used in breathing, jetting, squirting ink, laying eggs, and expelling waste.
Learn about the most recent capture off Spain of a 275 pound Taningia danae.
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