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  Architeuthis (Giant Squid) reproduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
As Architeuthis has not been trawled outside of these two time periods (over the last decade), and juveniles have never been trawled here, it is unlikely that it is a full-time resident of New Zealand waters; it probably spends most of its post-larval life outside of New Zealand waters.
The similarity between Architeuthis and the arrow squid (Nototodarus) female reproductive systems, the size of her eggs (~ 2 mm in greatest diameter), and the size of their larvae, suggest parallels between the two, particularly egg-mass types.
The dissimilarity between female Architeuthis anatomy and those of Enoploteuthis, Sepia, Sepioteuthis and Sepioloidea suggest Architeuthis eggs are neither freely, individually released, nor attached to the substratum.
www.tonmo.com /science/public/architeuthisreproduction.php   (1646 words)

 Giant Squid and Colossal Squid Fact Sheet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Architeuthis is frequently reported to attain a lotal length of 60 feet.
Architeuthis is not known to attain a mantle length in excess of 2.25 m.
Architeuthis beaks recovered from the stomachs of sperm whales are smaller or equivalent to Architeuthis beaks recovered from specimens trawled in New Zealand waters.
www.tonmo.com /science/public/giantsquidfacts.php   (1722 words)

 PBS - The Voyage of the Odyssey - Track the Voyage - INDIAN OCEAN
Architeuthis is undoubtedly large, but its reputation has almost certainly surpassed reality, with unsubstantiated claims of animals hundreds of feet long.
With its supposed high growth rate, by the time… [Architeuthis] reaches adolescence, it is probably already too large to be eaten by anything other than a giant shark or a large toothed whale.
Sperm whales are often found with large sucker marks on their heads, which are thought to be made by Architeuthis But this has not been adequately substantiated, and size claims have sometimes been greatly exaggerated.
www.pbs.org /odyssey/odyssey/20020705_log_transcript.html   (1074 words)

 Giant Squid - Architeuthis dux
Architeuthis dux is a large, carnivorous squid with a torpedo-shaped body.
Architeuthis dux is the only known species of giant squid.
However, it is thought that these differences are intra-specific, and while there may be found to be different subspecies, Architeuthis dux is thought to be the only species.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/squid/giantsquid.html   (689 words)

 Architeuthis Information about the GIANT Squid
They are deep-ocean dwellers that can grow to tremendous size: recent estimates put the maximum size at 10 m (33 ft) for males and 13 m (43 ft) for females from caudal fin to the tip of the two long tentacles.
Larval Architeuthis closely resemble larvae of Nototodarus and Moroteuthis, with distinctive characteristics being the shape of the mantle attachment by the head, the tentacle suckers, and the beaks.
The photo sequence, taken at a depth of 900 m (nearly 3000 ft) off Japan's Ogasawara Islands, shows the squid homing in on the baited line and enveloping it in "a ball of tentacles." Researchers were able to locate the likely general location of giant squid by closely tailing the movements of sperm whales.
architeuthis.info   (1224 words)

 The Deep Sea - Monsters of the Sea
The basic body plan of Architeuthis is the same as its smaller squid cousins: a muscular, torpedo-shaped body, or mantle, leading seamlessly into a head with a parrot-shaped beak and two large eyes; a funnel for water-jet propulsion; eight strong, stout arms and two long, prey-grabbing tentacles (all ten covered with rows of suckers).
It's doubtful any Architeuthis ever wrestled a ship to a watery grave, as legend once held.
Architeuthis carcasses have washed ashore on beaches the world over -- Newfoundland, Norway, the United States, Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa, for example -- and yet the animals remain an enigma to scientists.
www.pbs.org /wnet/savageseas/deep-side-monsters.html   (474 words)

Many, if not most, species of Architeuthis have been described from a single specimen that was discovered stranded on shore, floating on the surface, or taken from the stomach of a sperm whale.
Two juveniles of Architeuthis were described from specimens of 57 mm ML from off Madeira Island, eastern North Atlantic and 45mm ML from the eastern Pacific Ocean off Chile (Roper and Young, 1972).
Since most records of Architeuthis prior to the late 20th century are from strandings, floaters and sperm whale stomachs, it is difficult to assess the vertical distribution of the architeuthids.
tolweb.org /tree?group=Architeuthis&contgroup=Decapodiformes   (2078 words)

 Architeuthis, the Giant Squid
(7) Architeuthis, better known as the giant squid, is estimated to grow to lengths of over sixty of seventy feet, making it the world’s largest invertebrate.
Architeuthis needs to live in cold water, because of their thin, blue blood.
He and other researchers, the “Squid Squad”, hope to be the first to observe the giant squid in its natural habitat by descending in a submersible in the waters off New Zealand.
www.angelfire.com /biz3/mostlyharmless/giantsquid.html   (2164 words)

 Natural Science Books On-Line - Marine Biology
Even today, however, little is known about Architeuthis, but this allows Ellis to incorporate every detail of what we do know about its biology into his book.
One of the most vivid sea stories is that of the giant squid and the sperm whale locked in combat, but in reality, Ellis explains, the combat is not much of a contest, as the sperm whale always takes the prize.
He exposes the errors and inherent silliness of many interpretations of Architeuthis in the media, from Jules Vernes to Peter Benchley, and from Reap the Wild Wind to the recent TV movie Beast.
www.ncf.carleton.ca /~bz050/mbbooks.html   (1185 words)

 Architeuthidae Taxa
Architeuthis dux Steenstrup In Harting, 1860:11, pl 1 fig 1A.
Architeuthis verrilli Kirk, 1882:284, pl 36 fig 1.
Robson, G.C. 1933.† On Architeuthis clarkei, a new species of giant squid, with observations on the genus.† Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1933(3):681-697, 8 figures, 1 plate.
tolweb.org /accessory/Architeuthidae_Taxa?acc_id=1798   (1269 words)

 Giant squid
Per Kubodera, "we knew that they fed on the squid, and we knew when and how deep they dived, so we used them to lead us to the squid." Kubodera and Mori reported their observations in the journal proceedings of the Royal Society.
Tales of giant squid have been common among mariners since ancient times, and may have led to the Norwegian legend of the kraken, a tentacled sea monster as large as an island capable of engulfing and sinking any ship.
Steenstrup, the describer of Architeuthis, suggested a giant squid was the species described as a sea monk to the Danish king Christian III c.1550.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/Giant_squid.php   (1881 words)

 Kraken Stamps
The arms of the Kraken were said to be to reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's mast.
This animal remains elusive because it usually lives in depths of the sea and it rarely seen alive near the surface.
The photos demonstrate that Architeuthis is an agressive hunter, using its tentacles to capture and strangle its prey.
www.pibburns.com /cryptost/kraken.htm   (1265 words)

 Sea Base Alpha: Giant Squid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Architeuthis are solitary animals, gregarious, or school only as juveniles are questions yet to be
A trip into the realm of Architeuthis may unravel the answers to these questions.
Architeuthis is equipped with the largest eyes in the animal kingdom.
hometown.aol.com /smsjjh/myhomepage/huntfish.html   (1945 words)

 Term Paper on Architeuthis
The documentary of Architeuthis was about trying to learn more about these giant squid and also the journey to find one in its natural habitat.
Architeuthis has to be one of the most fearsome predators in the world, they only problem is we do not know much about it.
Once one is found in its natural habitat we will know much more about these creatures, but until then we are in the dark.
www.swiftpapers.com /essay/Architeuthis-131462.html   (178 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Live giant squid caught on camera
At a depth close to 1km in waters off Japan's Ogasawara Islands, an 8m-long Architeuthis wrapped its long tentacles around the bait, snagging one of them on the jig.
But while other researchers have suggested that Architeuthis is a rather sluggish creature, the images show it is in fact an energetic predator.
Dr Steve O'Shea, of the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, told the BBC News website that he was extremely pleased for the researchers.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/4288772.stm   (707 words)

 The world's top giant squid websites
The giant squid is a marine mollusk of the class Cephalopoda, represented by the eight species of the genus Architeuthis.
It is a deep-ocean dweller that can grow to tremendous size: recent estimates put the maximum size at between 50 and 60 feet (17-20m) from caudal fin to the tip of the two long tentacles.
Adam Siefkas Ph.D. is complemented with having revolutionized study of the giant squid.
www.websbiggest.com /wiki-article-tab.cfm/giant_squid   (560 words)

 SVRIDER.COM - The Great Street Squid
Said cephalopod followed me to he local gas staion and asked about riding.
Architeuthis replied that it needed to go clean the bike.
Here was a real world test of the skill and cognitive abilities of Architeuthis.
www.svrider.com /articles/2000jun_squid.htm   (546 words)

 Giant squid goes on display - Natural History Museum
Giant squid, Architeuthis dux, at the Natural History Museum.
The giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is 8.62 metres long and was caught off the coast of the Falkland Islands in March 2004.
Scientists know very little about these creatures and much of what they do know comes from the remains of dead or dying specimens, many retrieved from the stomachs of sperm whales.
www.nhm.ac.uk /about-us/news/2006/feb/news_5255.html   (614 words)

 Angling News Weekly - Clive Branson's Weekly Fishing Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
However this specimen had tentacles 7 metres in length covered with suckers 24mm in diameter (the size of a 2 euro coin) and eyes measuring 25 centimetres (the diameter of a plate).
The size of a giant squid is estimated by its beak (two horny parts in the form of a parrot?s beak located at the beginning of the digestive tube).
From remains found in the stomachs of whales it is possible to determine the sizes of some squid which are favourite prey for these hunters.
www.angling-news.co.uk /Angling_News_Weekly-Sea_News_and_Reports.html   (2628 words)

 Scientists capture giant squid on camera - Science - MSNBC.com
For centuries giant squids, formally called Architeuthis, have been the stuff of legends, appearing in the myths of ancient Greece or attacking a submarine in Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” But they had never been seen in their natural habitat, only caught in fishing nets or washed ashore dead or dying.
Back in 2001, a different team of researchers captured video imagery of deep-sea squids in four different oceans, but those creatures were not thought to be of the giant Architeuthis variety.
Instead, the researchers concluded that they belonged to a different group of squid species known as magnapinnids.
msnbc.msn.com /id/9503272   (569 words)

 Architeuthis dux, Giant Squid at MarineBio.org
The Giant squid, Architeuthis dux (Steenstrup, 1857), of the Family Architeuthidae is possibly the largest known cephalopod, the largest known mollusk and, likely, the largest invertebrate ever known to exist (except for possibly the Colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni which may have a mantle length nearly twice the size...).
These squid can reach up to 18 m in total length, which includes the head, body, arms, and two long feeding tentacles which are much longer than the rest of the body reaching 10-12 m in length.
First-ever observations of a live giant squid in the wild, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Volume 272, Number 1581, December 22, 2005, pp 2583-2586
marinebio.org /species.asp?id=156   (1713 words)

 Holy Squid! Photos Offer First Glimpse of Live Deep-Sea Giant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
A set of extraordinary images captured by Japanese scientists marks the first-ever record of a live giant squid (Architeuthis) in the wild.
A live giant squid (Architeuthis) measuring roughly 25 feet (8 meters) long attacks a baited fishing line off the Ogasawara Islands.
Japanese scientists recently released the first-ever images of a live giant squid in the wild.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2005/09/0927_050927_giant_squid.html   (678 words)

 Squid » Architeuthis dux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The team nicknamed the creature Archie, after its Latin name Architeuthis dux, but they may have to revise this after finding out that the squid is probably female.
It took several months to prepare the squid for display.
You are currently browsing the archives for the Architeuthis dux category.
squid.us /tags/architeuthis-dux   (217 words)

 At The Sign Of The Unhinged Mind
A Letter to Ann Coulter —Architeuthis, Thu Sep 7 21:14
Katrina's Second Crisis —Architeuthis, Tue Aug 29 22:07
War Crimes Act Changes —Architeuthis, Sun Aug 20 08:04
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 Ocean Planet: In Search of Giant Squid - Architeuthis dux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This is the species commonly known as the giant squid.
Look at the diver above and compare with the illustration of Architeuthis to see how enormous that is. And scientists probably haven't found the largest specimen!
Dots on the map indicate where specimens have been caught or found stranded.
seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov /OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/squid_Architeuthis.html   (233 words)

 Assignment on Full classification of the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux)
Assignment on Full classification of the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux)
Full classification of the Giant Squid (Architeuthis dux)
Size: Architeuthidae can grow up to 60 feet in total length, and weigh between 1000 lbs and a tone.
www.paperadepts.com /paper/Full_classification_of_the_Gia-167769.html   (209 words)

 Sportbikes.net - View Profile: Architeuthis dux
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Send a message via email to Architeuthis dux
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 The Occult: Occultopedia - letter C index
Good book especialy if you need to find stuff on Mithical animals lots of them in there for you I fond it very helpful.
The sea contains many mysteries, and among the most enduring of them are giant squids of the genus Architeuthis.
They're not the kind of thing you'd want to encounter on a benthic shelf, as Ian Fleming made clear in Doctor No, in which superspy James Bond had one such unpleasant meeting.
www.occultopedia.com /c.htm   (2823 words)

 Exobiology - EvoWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
This may indicate a human-sized or similar-sized body is necessary to house a brain with human-scale intelligence.
On Earth, such size is rare among invertebrates; are there any examples other than the giant squid (Architeuthis)?
Vertebrates are assisted in attaining their size by their internal skeleton; however, that has evolved only once, while shells and external skeletons have evolved several times.
wiki.cotch.net /index.php/Exobiology   (3915 words)

 Architeuthis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The 1999 Smithsonian search for giant squid is online.
David Paul photographed this 12 m female Architeuthis in Melbourne, Australia.
The giant squid was captured from off Tasmania.
www.nhm.ac.uk /hosted_sites/tcp/Archi.html   (325 words)

 Giant Squid (Architeuthis Clarkei) from the documentary film "Incredible Suckers"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Giant Squid (Architeuthis Clarkei) from the documentary film "Incredible Suckers"
Here at the National Centre for Computer Animation, UK, a research team (Dr Vassili Hurmusiadis (animator), Jacqueline Wrather (artist), Gary Leonardi (assistant animator)), under the direction of David Allen (OSF), worked for three months to produce a 3D computer animation of a giant squid and a sperm whale.
This page is linked to the Smithsonian Natural History Web Home Page where you can find all the information you need about giant squid.
ncca.bournemouth.ac.uk /main/staff/vassili/giant_squid.html   (373 words)

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