Story: Octopus and squid

Arrow, giant and colossal squid (2 o 2)

Arrow, giant and colossal squid

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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Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Squid in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 December 2018)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, published 12 Jun 2006