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B. magister nipponensis was described by Okutani and Kubodera (1987) based on a single male holotype (182 mm ML) collected by a fixed net along Sanriku northeastern Honshu and a paratype (120 mm ML) collected in Toyama Bay, in the Sea of Japan.
A Berryteuthis with ...
- slender muscular mantle, MW=22% ML.
- relatively small fins, FL=55% ML, FW=76% ML.
- slender tentacular club with numerous small suckers whichi extending about 45% of tentaclar stalk from distally.
- size differences between suckers of the median portion of club and those of marginal portion of club are less distinct than B. magister (holotype).