get Map[@@species]

The Map[@@species] static accessor property is an unused accessor property specifying how to copy Map objects.



Return value

The value of the constructor (this) on which get @@species was called. The return value is used to construct copied Map instances.


The @@species accessor property returns the default constructor for Map objects. Subclass constructors may override it to change the constructor assignment.

Note: This property is currently unused by all Map methods.


Species in ordinary objects

The @@species property returns the default constructor function, which is the Map constructor for Map.

Map[Symbol.species]; // function Map()

Species in derived objects

In an instance of a custom Map subclass, such as MyMap, the MyMap species is the MyMap constructor. However, you might want to overwrite this, in order to return parent Map objects in your derived class methods:

class MyMap extends Map {
  // Overwrite MyMap species to the parent Map constructor
  static get [Symbol.species]() {
    return Map;


ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-get-map-@@species

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