Large Underwater Squid Photo -ID Please?

WhiteKiboko

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Interesting... i don't remember having seen those before.... sadly i'm no help id wise...
 

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Oh, we've seen these before alright, if I'm not mistaken this is a 1,5 meter ML Moroteuthis, grand old lady of squid...
 

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We've seen these before? Where?

If this is a 1.5m ML Moroteuthis, it would have to be M. robusta depending on location. But the fins don't look right to me, and you should be able to see some sculpture on the mantle - fleshy longitudinal ridges. You can see them in the pics of another large M. robusta specimen in this thread.
 

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Well, I definitely have seen these earlier, but you're right on the fins, Kat. The first time I saw these I was impressed with the damage due to attempted predation and the "wartiness". The shot of the head is somewhat distorted, Dosi?
 

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