Posts tagged with tentacle

Hooks and suckers


The hooks seem to grab everyone’s attention (pun intended). Other squid families have hooks on the arms, or the tentacles, or both, but the colossal squid is the only hooked squid in its family (the Cranchiidae, about 20 species). It possesses hooks on each of the eight arms, and also on the two long tentacles,… Read more »

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.