How Big Are Giant Squids?

Giant squid are indeed giant, but their size has been exaggerated by a fascinated public over the years. The largest giant squid that's been scientifically documented was 13 m (43 ft) long. They can grab prey with their long feeding tentacles from up to 10 m (33 ft) away, using the sharp hooks in their suckers to latch on. The squid's "tongue" is similarly sharp: it's a tooth-covered organ called a radula, which sits inside a beak.

Giant Squid: King of the Ocean

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Written by Curiosity Staff July 11, 2014