Magnapinnidae

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The head is short without a distinct neck or brachial pillar. Fins are large and terminal, ca 70-90% of mantle length, with free anterior lobes. The muscular mantle is restricted to the anterior 10-15% of the sessile region, where the fins attach.  Light emitting photophores are missing.
The head is short without a distinct neck or brachial pillar. Fins are large and terminal, ca 70-90% of mantle length, with free anterior lobes. The muscular mantle is restricted to the anterior 10-15% of the sessile region, where the fins attach.  Light emitting photophores are missing.
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The Magnapinnidae is included in the Chiroteuthid group of families, which also includes the [[Batoteouthidae]], [[Chiroteuthidae]], [[Joubiniteuthidae]], [[Mestigoteuthidae]], and [[Promachoteuthidae]].
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The Magnapinnidae is included in the Chiroteuthid group of families, which also includes the [[Batoteouthidae]], [[Chiroteuthidae]], [[Joubiniteuthidae]], [[Mestigoteuthidae]], and [[Promachoteuthidae]].  Chiroteuthid squid, including Magnapinnidae, belong to the [[oegopsida]], pelagic squid with out corneas or tentacle pockets.  

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