Mire Squid
Mire Squid

Gigantus Leviapus

Biological Information

Skull Island


Prehistoric cephalopods


27.432 - 33.528 meters



Affiliation Information


Production Information
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First appearance

Kong: Skull Island

Last appearance

Kong: Skull Island

Mire Squids, also known as Gigantus Leviapus, are giant cephalopod Kaiju that appeared in Kong: Skull Island.



Mire Squids resemble colossal red squids with eight long arms.



Mire Squids are ambush predators that lurk in the waters of Skull Island for unsuspecting prey.


The Mire Squid is a giant cephalopod that exhibits a hybrid of squid/octopus physiology. Initial hypotheses suggest this lake-dwelling creature is a distant cousin of the Giant Pacific octopus, though with some notable evolutionary mutations. Again we see evidence of the superthermal gigantism unique to this environment, though a much more detailed geothermal study will be required if we are to understand the environmental factors which have led to the growth of such enormous lifeforms. Like other octopoda, the creature exhibits deimatic behavior when threatened, expelling a thick cloud of black ink that is heated within the furnace-like temperatures of its mantal chambers. In this way, the Mire Squid conceals itself from attacking predators while boiling them alive.

Its beak-like jaws, usually hidden within the rubbery flesh of its huge, bulbous head, are mounted within a complex muscle bed that enables them to rotate like fan blades. Hunting beneath the surface, the creature will swirl these jaws into a centrifuge, stirring up a vortex-like whirlpool that sucks prey down into its gaping maw.


Kong: Skull Island

While Kong was examining himself after the battle with the Sky Devils, he took notice of a Mire Squid waiting to ambush him before he dragged it out from the water. After a brief fight, Kong killed the Mire Squid by crushing its head with his foot. He proceeded to eat it before carrying away the rest of the carcass to be eaten later.



Mire Squids are shown to have highly flexible arms, which is shown when one tried to restrain Kong.

Aquatic lifestyle

Mire Squids are able to stay underwater indefinitely.

Constricting arms

Mire Squids have long, powerful arms that can constrict around larger creatures.

Endurance and stamina

The Mire Squids' endurance might be high since one is shown taking multiple hits from Kong, even after some of its arms got pulled off. They may have high stamina in order to exhaust their prey from struggling.


Mire Squids are shown to be solitary hunters. They hunt by waiting until their prey have come close enough.

Ink cloud

Mire Squids can expel a thick cloud of heated black ink from their mantal chambers to defend themself when threatened.


The Mire Squid can stealthily move through the water to avoid being spotted from most prey and predators.


The Mire Squids' multiple arms are strong enough to restrain massive vertebrates such as Kong.


Mire Squids can rotates their jaw like fan blades to create a whirlpool in the surrounding water in order to pull in and swallow their prey.



Kong: Skull Island


  • Kong's battle with the Mire Squid may have been a reference to his brief fight with the Giant Octopus in King Kong vs. Godzilla.
  • Kong devouring the slain Mire Squid is a rare instance of a kaiju eating another: while Godzilla was stated to be a "predator" of the MUTO, he does not consume their remains after they are killed. In a deleted script of Godzilla vs. Biollante however, Godzilla devours Deutalios.
  • In the official novelization, another Mire Squid attacks and tries to eat Slivko before it has one of its arms cut off by San Lin and is finished off with a flare to its ink sac, killing it.

List of appearances




Film Godzilla (GalleryVideosSoundtrack)
Marketing Godzilla - Comic-Con 2012 TrailerGodzilla - Official Teaser TrailerGodzilla - Official Main TrailerGodzilla - International TrailerGodzilla - Asia Trailer

It Can't Be StoppedI Can't Believe This Is HappeningWhatever It TakesCourageExtended LookNature Has An OrderYou're Hiding Something

Kaiju GodzillaMUTO
Cast and Characters Joseph Brody (Bryan Cranston) • Sandra Brody (Juliette Binoche) • Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) • Elle Brody (Elizabeth Olsen) • Sam Brody (Carson Bolde) • Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) • Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) • William Stenz (David Strathairn)
Staff Gareth EdwardsThomas TullJon JashniMary ParentBrian RogersMax BorensteinDavid CallahamPatricia WhitcherAlex GarciaYoshimitsu BannoKenji OkuhiraSeamus McGarveyOwen PatersonBob DucsaySharen DavisJim RygielAlexandre Desplat
Godzilla: Awakening Godzilla: AwakeningGodzillaShinomura
Books Godzilla: AwakeningGodzilla: The Official NovelizationGodzilla: The Art of DestructionGodzilla: With Light and Sound!
Websites Godzillaencounter.comGodzilla Encounter AppGodzilla
Toys and games Bandai Creation's Godzilla 2014 Toy LineJakks Pacific's GodzillaNECA's GodzillaGodzilla: With Light and Sound!Godzilla: Smash3Godzilla: Strike ZoneGodzilla: Crisis DefenseS.H. MonsterArtsGodzilla EggsBattle SpiritsGodzilla (2014 video game)
Partners and sweepstakes SnickersFIATMikadoSweepstakes
Scrapped elements RokmutulPterodactylJune 2012 screenplayUnnamed multi-legged monster
Kong: Skull Island
Film Kong: Skull Island (GalleryVideosSoundtrack)
Marketing Kong: Skull Island Comic-Con 2016 TrailerKong: Skull Island Trailer 2Kong: Skull Island: Rise of the King Trailer

BreathCalvaryReignThe IslandShutterUncharted

Kaiju KongMire SquidMother LonglegsPsychovultureSker BuffaloSkullcrawlerSirenjawSpore MantisDeath JackalUnidentified antUnidentified deerUnidentified snakeUnidentified turtleVinestrangler
Cast and Characters James Conrad (Tom Hiddleston) • Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) • William Randa (John Goodman) • Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) • San Lin (Jing Tian) • Jack Chapman (Toby Kebbell) • Victor Nieves (John Ortiz) • Houston Brooks (Corey Hawkins) • Glenn Mills (Jason Mitchell) • Earl Cole (Shea Whigham) • Reg Slivko (Thomas Mann) • Hank Marlow (John C. Reilly)
Organizations Monarch
Locations Skull Island
Books Kong: Skull Island - The Official Movie NovelizationThe Art and Making of Kong: Skull IslandSkull Island: The Birth of Kong
Toys and games Lanard's Kong: Skull Island toy line
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Film Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Gallery)
Marketing Godzilla: King of the Monsters - Comic-Con 2014 Teaser
Kaiju GodzillaRodanMothraKing Ghidorah
Cast and Characters Madison Russell (Millie Bobby Brown) • Mark Russell (Kyle Chandler) • Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) • O'Shea Jackson Jr.Aisha HindsAnthony RamosCharles DanceRandell HavensThomas MiddleditchBradley WhitfordZhang ZiyiIshiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) • Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) • Elizabeth Ludlow
Organizations Monarch
Staff Michael DoughertyThomas TullMary ParentMax BorensteinZach ShieldsAlex Garcia