Story: Octopus and squid

Colossal squid tentacles (2nd of 2)

Colossal squid tentacles

Colossal squid have well-armoured tentacles. The photograph shows the sharp, swivelling hooks on the ends of the tentacles.

About this item

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: I.006589

Permission of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea. 'Octopus and squid - Feeding and predation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7915/colossal-squid-tentacles