Pacific Ocean

Jumbo Flying Squid (Dosidicus gigas), also known as the Humbolt Squid; weight – up to 50 kg (110 lb); length – 1.5 m (5 ft) of the mantle; lifespan – just 1 to 2 years. The Jumbo Flying Squid is an economically important fisheries species in the Eastern Pacific, currently accounting for approximately one third of the world’s squid landings. The Humboldt Squid’s diet consists mainly of small fish, crustaceans, cephalopods, and copepods. The Humboldt Squid lives at depths of 200 to 700 m (660 to 2,300 ft) in the eastern Pacific (notably in Chile and Peru), ranging from Tierra del Fuego north to California. Image courtesy of NOAA.