IUCN threat status:

Data Deficient (DD)

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M. magna-group is very distinctive and its members cannot be easily confused with any other Mastigoteuthis. Squid in this group can be relatively common in warm temperate to tropical waters. One form is known only from Subantarctic waters.

Brief diagnosis:

A Mastigoteuthis with ...

  • flask-shaped funnel locking-apparatus.
  • very small (0.05 mm) tentacular club suckers.


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