Measuring the tentacle of a giant squid

The scientists have just laid out a tentacle from the giant squid – its tentacle measured 5.7 metres long! The colossal squid might have the longer mantle, or body, but the giant squid’s tentacles are longer!

Find out more about the differences in colossal and giant squid shapes and sizes.

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  2. Matilda Boyce (aged 9)

    Is Te Papa’s specimen larger than the model of a giant squid I saw in the museum in Adelaide? They said it was modelled on the largest squid ever recorded and it is displayed in a 4 storey high unused lift shaft. Their website said it is 11 metres in length and from tail to arm tip, with the feeding tentacles 85 metres in length.

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