colossal squidcolossal squid
A very large squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) having a large head and mantle and hooks on its arms and tentacles. Colossal squids inhabit Antarctic waters and can reach weights of approximately 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds).
(plural colossal squids or colossal squid)
- An enormous squid, of the subfamily Taoniinae, of which few specimens have been studied.