Factors that regulate mitotic spindle positioning remain unclear within the confines of extremely large embryonic cells, such as the early divisions of the vertebrate embryo, Danio rerio (zebrafish). We find that the mitotic centrosome, a structure that assembles the mitotic spindle , is notably large in the zebrafish embryo (246.44 ± 11.93 µm2 in a 126.86 ± 0.35 µm diameter cell) compared to a C. elegans embryo (5.78 ± 0.18 µm2 in a 55.83 ± 1.04 µm diameter cell). During embryonic cell divisions, cell size changes rapidly in both C. elegans and zebrafish [2 , 3], where mitotic centrosome area scales more closely with changes in cell size compared to changes in spindle length . Embryonic zebrafish spindles contain asymmetrically sized mitotic centrosomes (2.14 ± 0.13-fold difference between the two), with the larger mitotic centrosome placed toward the embryo center in a polo-like kinase (PLK) 1- and PLK4-dependent manner . We propose a model in which uniquely large zebrafish embryonic centrosomes direct spindle placement within disproportionately large cells.