First record of a giant squid Architeuthis sp Steenstrup 1857 (Cepahlopoda, Architeuthidae) in Brazilian waters.
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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ABSTRACT: A female giant squid was stranded in Bustamante Bay, Argentina (45°08'S, 66°31'W), in May 1996; it was identified as Architeuthis sp. The main morphometric data are given and compared with South Atlantic Ocean records for this genus. Parasites found in the stomach, caecum and intestine are provisionally identified to genus.African Journal of Marine Science 11/1998; 20(1):109-122. DOI:10.2989/025776198784126548 · 1.06 Impact Factor