Dosidicus gigas

Alternate names: Humboldt squid

Author: D’Orbigny, 1835


General: Large-bodied and generally gray, but can change color very quickly.

Size: to 3.6 m

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 0 - 1,500 m

Ocean range (global): West coast of north and south America, with an apparently expanding range.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Citation: Dosidicus gigas (D’Orbigny, 1835) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-12-10.
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