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Data Deficient (DD)

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Nesis (1977) described M. psychrophila from Antarctic waters on the basis of four specimens, the largest of which was a nearly mature male of 143 mm ML.

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A mastigoteuthid of the M. agassizii group ...

  • without large, lateral pegs on outer rings of club suckers.
  • with large tragus and distinct antitragus on funnel locking-apparatus.


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