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First record of a giant squid Architeuthis sp Steenstrup 1857 (Cepahlopoda, Architeuthidae) in Brazilian waters.

Boletim do Instituto de Pesca 01/1991; 18:83-88.

ABSTRACT A dying specimen of giant squid of the genus Architeuthis Steenstrup, 1857 was found by Imaipesca longliner, in September 1989, floating off Santa Catarina State (27o 24' S 45o 37' W) over a bottom depth of 3,400 m. The specimen was a female with a mantle length of 151 cm and weight of 91 kg (without tentacles). The specimen is preserved in formalin at hte Instituto de Pesca in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil.

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