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Asked by xxdrunktinyturtlexx to Arti, Chris, Dustin, James, Steven on 21 May 2012.
Keywords: largest, octopus
The kraken – wait, that isnt real. Ok well the giant pacific octopus is the largest octopus. Average size of about 15kg and arm spans of 4m. However, there have been records of much larger specimens over a hundred kilos and arm spans greater than 6m
Just adding to what Dustin has said, the Giant Pacific Octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) is generally the largest type of octopus (as in all of these are pretty big) and there have been several reports of extremely large ones weighing as much as 250kg, although the largest scientifically recorded one was 71kg (when it was alive). Apparently, though, the largest ever scientifically recorded octopus might have been a Seven-arm Octopus (Haliphron atlanticus) that weighed 61kg when its dead body was found (it is thought that it might have weighed about 75kg when it was alive), so scientists think that this species could be a contender for “largest octopus” as well. This species does actually have eight arms, it apparently just looks like it has seven, which is where its name comes from.
Does anyone else miss Paul the “psychic” octopus, or is it just me?
71kg is a lot of octopus!
how can you be sure the kraken isnt real? it could be a hide n’ seek champion!
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Maybe… but it isnt the hiding it is the issue of food supply. The kraken is pretty big, makes the biggest squid look like a baby, and that squid is big .
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