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We have another Giant Squid. Here are some pics...
 

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ob;81249 said:
Is that rattail its last proverbial supper, or simply bycatch? Lampreys, rattails, tsssk...

The rattail in question (there were 3) turns out to be Caelorinchus maurifasciatus, about which virtaully nothing is known. As far as I know, all that is known about this species is the original paper describing it. I'll be doing gut-content analysis on them later this week. There was also a barracudina in there as well. These fish were bycatch that just got caught up with the squid in the trawl net.
 
Some more - after defrosting

These are pre-formalin...
 

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Giant Squid caught by Taiwanese fisherman

This story today 12-21 on Taiwan news paper Chinatime
of a giant squid captured. check it out.

http://photo.chinatimes.com/photofile/newsweb/today.htm

story translate:
GIANT SEA MONSTER
a 6 meters length giant squid appeared at
TongGoang fish market(東港). Visiting
kindergarten children all amazed with mouth their wide open.
For the whole day, Skiper Mr. HongJehShan and machanic
HongShihCheng were telling their story of fighting the
sea monster.

joe chow
 

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Another one arrived today; pics soon enough when we defrost it. It's been a few months since we saw one.:smile:
 
Infusoria;81250 said:
The rattail in question (there were 3) turns out to be Caelorinchus maurifasciatus, about which virtaully nothing is known. As far as I know, all that is known about this species is the original paper describing it. I'll be doing gut-content analysis on them later this week. There was also a barracudina in there as well. These fish were bycatch that just got caught up with the squid in the trawl net.

I was completely wrong with the rattail ID :oops:. It turned out to be Caelorinchus aspercephalus, but you knew that anyway...
 
Well we just picked it up, and now smell glorious! It's a big female, easily 250kg
 

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