Which animal has biggest eyes?

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What animal has largest eyes?

The animal with the largest eyes relative to its body size is the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni).

The eyes of the colossal squid can measure up to ~18 inches (~45 centimeters) in diameter, making them the largest eyes known in the animal kingdom.

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colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni)

It's important to note that when discussing the largest eyes, we often consider the eyes in proportion to the size of the animal. While other animals, like certain species of whales and giant squids, have large eyes, the colossal squid stands out for having exceptionally large eyes relative to its overall body size.

FAQs:

What animal has eyes bigger than its head?

colossal squid

Researchers say that the colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni) have the largest eyes ever studied in the animal world. They measure a whopping 27cm (11 inches) in diameter which is roughly the size of a soccer ball and bigger than the average human head!

Which animal has 10,000 eyes? 

Mantis shrimps

The mantis shrimp's visual system is unique in the animal kingdom. Mantis shrimps, scientifically known as stomatopods, have compound eyes, a bit like a bee or a fly, made up of 10,000 small photoreceptive units.

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