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Magnapinna sp. B
Magnapinna sp. B
General Information
Universe Real Life
Classification Magnapinna sp. B
Species Type Bigfin Squid
Homeworld Earth
Environment Atlantic Ocean
Intelligence Non-sapient species
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Reproduction Sexual; lays eggs
Locomotion Powered swimming via water jet
Feeding Behavior Carnivorous
Prey Fish (presumed)
Distinctive Features Huge mantle
Lineage Information
Related Species Other Bigfin Squids
Cultural Information
Alignment True Neutral
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Cephalopoda
Order Teuthida
Family Magnapinnidae
Genus Magnapinna
Species sp. B
Other Information
Status Data Deficient
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.

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