|Magnapinna sp. B|
|Classification||Magnapinna sp. B|
|Species Type||Bigfin Squid|
|Reproduction||Sexual; lays eggs|
|Locomotion||Powered swimming via water jet|
|Distinctive Features||Huge mantle|
|Related Species||Other Bigfin Squids|
|First Sighting||July 11, 2004|
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Magnapinna sp. B is an undescribed species of bigfin squid known only from a single immature specimen collected in the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is characterized by its dark epidermal pigmentation, which is epithelial, as opposed to the chromatophoral pigmentation found in other Magnapinna species.
The only known specimen of Magnapinna sp. B is a juvenile male of 95 mm mantle length (ML) held in the Bergen Museum. It was caught by the R/V G.O. SARS (MAR-ECO cruise super station 46, local station 374) on July 11, 2004, at 42.8°N 29.3°W.