Giant squid live in every ocean on Earth but are particularly concentrated over the slopes leading up to continents and islands. They are rare in tropical and high polar regions. Giant squid live only in deep, cold water... More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Squid

Squid engage in internal fertilization, but rather than using a penis for the transference of sperm cells, the males place a packet of sperm cells, called a spermatophore, into the female’s mantle, or body cavity; howe... More »

Like all cephalopods, squid start their lives as paralarvae. Unlike true larvae, paralarvae "are not morphologically distinct from adults," according to The Coral Digest. They are, instead, miniature versions of the matu... More »

While not conclusive, evidence suggests the lifespan of the giant squid is no longer than five years. The speculation is derived from mineralized masses called statoliths in the deep-sea creature that produce growth ring... More »

Giant squids inhabit all the oceans in the world, although they tend to avoid warm tropical waters and frigid arctic areas. They hunt in the deep ocean at depths between 300 and 1000 meters. More »

Squids, which are carnivorous cephalopod mollusks of the order Teuthoidea, usually live for only two to three years. Squids are highly developed marine invertebrates with eyes that resemble human eyes. More »

The giant squid, Architeuthis dux, is one of the largest invertebrates in the world. Giant squid reportedly attain sizes of nearly 60 feet, including both the body and tentacles. More » Pets & Animals Marine Life Squid