eye size question

GPO87

Sepia elegans
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#1
So, last night I started a thinking, and I have a question

On average, who has a larger eye, Giant Squid or Collasal Squid? Is it still Architeuthis?

:archi: VS. :mesonych:

LET THE BATTLE BEGIN!
 

monty

Colossal Squid
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#2
I think the Te Papa specimen had a larger eyeball than any Architeuthis, but I'm not certain. I also don't know if it had a bigger pupil (all the better to see you with, in the dark).
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#4
The eyeball of the record te papa Mesonychoteuthis I measured was (approximately) 245 mm across, whatever wikipedia or the press releases say (275 mm is bogus). Its pupil/lens was 80 mm across. The eye on the 170 kg 1.8 meter ML Architeuthis we had along for the ride was considerably smaller, 163 mm, but literature puts its maximum size at 250 mm. I have some doubts towards the validity of that statement; I would guess that with a maximum ML of 2.25 m it doesn't get much beyond 200 mm, but that's just me... I am not the world expert on the topic.... Steve?
 

Steve O'Shea

Colossal Squid
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#5
Steve is brain dead when it comes to recollecting figures like this Olaf. Nevertheless, Mesonychoteuthis wins, without a doubt. There's no contest as far as I'm concerned.
 

OB

Colossal Squid
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#8
You are right; as previously stated, there is no contest :wink:
 

nanoteuthis

Larger Pacific Striped Octopus
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#9
Uh.... okally-dokally, but what's all this got to do with cephalopod eye size? :confused:

EnergyRecru, methinks you've posted to the wrong thread.


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