for a Long time the giant squid belonged to the world of fairy tales and Say: it was not Until 1857, the Danish naturalist Japetus Steenstrup, described for the first Time the real Version of the mythical creature and gave the species the Latin name Architeuthis dux. It belongs to the genre of the ten-armed squid. Often, the giant is referred to Kalmar erroneously as a giant octopus, they count to the group of eight-armed squid. Until today, something about the giant squid is poorly known. Due to its habitat is The dark deep sea is. Researchers believe that the puzzle can reach-like sea creatures, including two thin-catching tentacles of a length of about 13 meters and a weight of over 900 kilograms.< p > the only kind in the world
in 2012, researchers were able to film an adult animal living in its natural environment. The Material was recorded off the island of Chichi-jima, about 1,000 kilometers South of Tokyo, at a depth of 630 meters. Only a year later, revealed scientists from the natural history Museum in Denmark, the family secret of the mysterious being on. Their surprising discovery: It exists in the world only one species of giant squid.
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