Installation of the Giant Squid (male), Architeuthis dux, Phylum Mollusca, into the “Oceans Hall” exhibit in the museums newly restored central hall. This specimen was caught by fishermen off of Spain. Giant squid specimen is courtesy of the Coordinadora para el Estudio y la Protección de las Expecies Marinas (Luarca, Spain), which strives to preserve all giant squid specimens from the waters of Northern Spain. Specimens were prepared by ECOBIOMAR, Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas, Vigo, Spain.


  • Title: Giant Squid (male)
  • Location: Waters off Spain
  • Type: Preserved Specimen
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • Scientific Name: <i>Architeuthis dux</i>
  • Photo Credit: Donald E. Hurlbert, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Invertebrate Zoology

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