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Unleashing the Kraken: on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.)

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Unleashing the Kraken : on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.). / Paxton, C. G. M.

In: Journal of Zoology, 10.2016.

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Paxton, CGM 2016, 'Unleashing the Kraken: on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.)' Journal of Zoology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12347

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Paxton, C. G. M. (2016). Unleashing the Kraken: on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.). Journal of Zoology. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12347

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Paxton CGM. Unleashing the Kraken: on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.). Journal of Zoology. 2016 Oct. https://doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12347

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Paxton, C. G. M. / Unleashing the Kraken : on the maximum length in giant squid (Architeuthis sp.). In: Journal of Zoology. 2016.

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