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Comment: Re:8 Meters? Depends how you measure. (Score 1) 149

by grendelbear (#19855493) Attached to: Giant Squid Washed Ashore in Australia
Turns out there is more than one way to measuer a squid :P

Mantle length (as opposed to total length) is the standard measure in cephalopods. Architeuthis is not known to attain a mantle length in excess of 2.25 m. Standard Length (SL) is the length of a squid excluding the tentacles; in Architeuthis this measure very rarely exceeds 5 m.
From: http://www.tonmo.com/science/public/giantsquidfact s.php

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