Gut contents of a giant squid Architeuthis dux (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) from New Zealand waters

  title={Gut contents of a giant squid Architeuthis dux (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) from New Zealand waters},
  author={K. Bolstad and S. O'Shea},
  journal={New Zealand Journal of Zoology},
  pages={15 - 21}
  • K. Bolstad, S. O'Shea
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • New Zealand Journal of Zoology
  • Abstract New diet information for the giant squid (Architeuthis dux) is presented based on the identification of substantial identifiable prey items recovered from the gut contents of a specimen caught in New Zealand waters. Prey items are attributed to two species of squid: Nototodarus sp. and Architeuthis dux. The incidence of Nototodarus in the stomach contents is not new, but the occurrence of Architeuthis remains is. Numerous fragments of an Architeuthis tentacular club, consisting of… CONTINUE READING
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