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Magnapinna talismani was originally described from a single damaged specimen that came from south of the Azores, North Atlantic very near the capture site of Magnapinna sp. B and the paratype of M. atlantica. On this page we will summarize the original text, include illustrations that accompanied the text along with photographs and comments from our examination of the holotype. Then we present the text of the original description of M. talismani, first described as Chiroteutopsis talismani. The identy of M. talismani is uncertain. It is similar to M. atlantica and Magnapinna sp. C and may ultimately prove to be conspecific with these species.

Brief diagnosis:

A Magnapinna with ...
  • slender proximal-tentacles that lack suckers and glandular structures.


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