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Architeuthis dux   Steenstrup, 1860

Atlantic giant squid

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cephalopoda | Teuthida | Architeuthidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Bathypelagic; depth range 200 - 1000 m (Ref. 101089).  Deep-water; 70°N -

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan. Tropical to polar.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 100.0  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1,737 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99323); max. published weight: 220.0 kg (Ref. 101089)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Shallow depth range of 200 m from Ref. 843. Also found in continental shelf (Ref. 110525). During copulation, male injects its sperm directly into the arms of females (Ref. 101081). Females spawn only once and die after (Ref. 101089).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

During copulation, male injects its sperm directly into the arms of females (Ref. 101081). Females spawn only once and die after (Ref. 101089).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione and J.D. Willams. 1998. (Ref. 1667)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)

  Least Concern (LC) ; Date assessed: 28 April 2010

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.4 - 14.1, mean 5.8 (based on 419 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Medium