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Colossal Squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)

Though it is known from only a few specimens, current estimates put its maximum size at 12–14 metres (39–46 ft) long, based on analysis of smaller and immature specimens, making it the largest known invertebrate.

Unlike the giant squid, whose arms and tentacles only have suckers lined with small teeth, the colossal squid’s limbs are also equipped with sharp hooks: some swiveling, others three-pointed.

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    fucked. absolutely fucked. it boggles my mind that the possibly largest invertebrate in the world is still so elusive....
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    NOPE
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    nuh-uh
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    I’m not usually the one to be afraid of sea life, but that’s terrifying, even for me.
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    squidward gon fuck u up
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    Holy shit, I love marine life so much. Colossal Squid
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