The deep and vast ocean contains many things that we do not know well, such as unique creatures. Recently, a strange squid with large fins and bent tentacles like elbows was captured by scientists in the Gulf of Mexico.
As of today, only less than 20 times this deep-sea creature has been seen, this squid has the scientific name of Magnapinna and the common name based on its appearance is large fin squid. With two large fins, the way it swims looks like a stingray and you can see through its body to see its internal organs, which are yellow and pink due to the light of the submarine.
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Scientists first recorded the large-fin squid family, known as Magnapinnidae, in 1998, according to a report in the South African Journal of Marine Science. Since then, three species of large-fin squid have been recorded, but there may be more species of large-fin squid that have yet to be discovered.
This large-fin squid swims at a depth of 2,385m, but previously, large-fin squid has been discovered at a depth of 4,735m.
Members of the greatfin squid family are widely distributed throughout the world’s deep ocean ecosystems, but the total number is unknown because they are so rarely seen.