Mystery squid in Magnapinna video footage.

OB

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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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ob;170593 said:
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.
Or that!
 

forbidden_moose

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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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