Mystery squid in Magnapinna video footage.

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    Hi there and :welcome:!!!

    What you're looking at is likely a (spent) female Gonatus onyx, or similar species, cradling the remnants of an egg mass, which has recently hatched. Beautiful animal, though no giant.
     
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    Or that!
     
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    At first I thought it was probably a Moroteuthis robusta, but to me it's fins are off. Cool, Never heard of Gonatus onyx before, will be researching this species tonight, now I'm curious about them, thank you. I was wondering if that was an egg mass she was holding on to. Thanks So Much!
     

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