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Magnapinna sp. B (called Magnapinna sp. A in Vecchione and Young, 2006) differs from all other species in the genus in its dark epidermal pigmentation. Unfortunately this squid was also badly damaged during capture but shares the presence of slender tentacles with the other Atlantic Magnapinna spp. This species is known from a single immature male (Bergen Museum cat. no. ZMBN 77634), 95 mm ML captured by the R/V G.O. SARS (MAR-ECO cruise super station 46, local station 374) at 42.8°N, 29.3°W on ll July 2004 (Vecchione and Young, 2006).

Brief diagnosis:

A Magnapinna without ...

  • chromatophores (ie, pigment not in chromatophores).


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