Types of Squid

Types of Squid

Squid Species Index

  • Squid Species 
    There are more than 300 known species of squid out there that have been identified. They fall into one of two categories – myopsida and oegopsida.
  • Giant Squid Giant Squids are very large in size with the females being approximately 10 feet longer than the males. The average length of a female is 43 feet. The overall design of it is the same as other types of squid.
  • Colossal Squid The eyes of the Colossal squid are larger than that of any other creature on Earth. It is also known as the largest species of squid in the world. It can be up to 35 feet in length and weigh as much as 1,000 pounds.
  • Humboldt Squid Also referred to as the jumbo squid, the Humboldt squid is one you do want to recognize. They aren’t as long as you would think with a name like that though. They only get to be about 7 feet long and weigh up to 100 pounds.
  • Japanese Flying Squid The Japanese Flying Squid isn’t as well known as many others out there. They also have features that are distinct to this particular species. You will notice rings around the back of the head.
  • Vampire Squid The name of this particular squid is very different, as is the overall appearance of it. The black color is distinct enough in itself. The fact that the long arms flow like a black cape remind many people of a vampire wearing one.