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Colossal Squid
Image ID: 29605
Common Name: Colossal Squid
Scientific Name: Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni
Location: Ross Sea, Deep Sea, Antarctica
Description: The colossal squid, Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, is a gigantic cranchiid squid that may grow larger than Architeuthis, the giant squid. It is a voracious predator with powerful hooked arms and tentacles, and a large slicing beak. This species is found only in Antarctic waters.
Keywords: Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni, colossal, squid, cephalopod, giant, deep-sea, abyss, predator, voracious, hooks, Antarctic, Antarctica, Cranchiid, Cranchid, Ross Sea
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