- Jan 6, 2005
Hi, I'm writing a paper on Architeuthis dux, and I was wondering what the largest size was. This site say 37 feet, but all the other sites like "Smithsonian" say about 60 feet. Is there anyone who can clear this up!
A Moroteuthis what? What in the world is that?! What's a lady fish?erich orser said:Does anybody remember the late Dr. Frederick Aldritch on Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe stating his belief that Architeuthis gets to be 150 feet in length? It's amazing what respectable people will say once the cameras get turned on!
Incidentally, that same episode also has a USN spokesman talking about the run-in that the destroyer U.S.S. Stein had off San Diego with what was apparently a Moroteuthis, as well as tonmo member Tom Williams being interviewed regarding a cryptozoological expedition to Papua in search of the legendary "lady-fish".
erich orser said:Does anybody remember the late Dr. Frederick Aldritch .....
Phil said:A very large and impressive squid indeed, ....[/url]