- Pacific giant octopus <i>Enteroctopus dofleini</i>
- 9.6/272 dimension(s)
- Pacific Ocean ()
The largest octopus is the Pacific giant octopus Enteroctopus dofleini. The biggest specimen on record sported a tentacle span of 9.6 m, and an estimated weight of 272 kg. The largest octopus specimen based upon direct measurements of it weighed alive also belonged to this species; it measured almost 4 m in total length and weighed 71 kg.