Squid size hatching

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  1. BartK

    BartK Larval Mass Registered

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    Hi,

    is there someone who can let me know what the average size would be or squid that hatches?
    Thanks.

    Bart
     
  2. Jean

    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    The ones I've seen (not that many really) are around about 5mm

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    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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    It very much depends on the family/genus/species and egg size - I'd hate to give 'an average' because it would be a bit meaningless. Some squid have large eggs and accordingly large larvae, some have small eggs and similarly small larvae. Some octopus eggs can reach ~ 50 mm in greatest length, others but a few mm; so little is known about squid but there is considerable variation in their egg size.
     

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