This diagram shows the comparative size of three squid species. Arrow squid are common around New Zealand waters, and form the basis of a profitable squid fishery. Giant squid come to breed in deep-sea canyons just off the coast. Colossal squid have not been found around New Zealand, but they are known from subantarctic waters south of New Zealand.
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