Home|Search|Identify|Taxonomic tree|Quiz|About this site|Feedback
Developed by ETI BioInformatics
Characteristics, distribution and ecology
Taxonomische classification
Synonyms and common names
Literature references
Images, audio and video
Links to other Web sites

Sund, 1961

Hooks: 7-9; anterior teeth: 4-9; posterior teeth: 10-21.
Maximum adult body length: 13 mm; tail: 23-29 %.
Body firm, opaque; transversal musculature absent; head wide; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge absent. Anterior fins long, fully rayed, angular; posterior fins of medium length, fully rayed, angular. Collarette short; gut diverticula absent. Large eyes with T-shaped pigment spot. Seminal vesicles narrow with head and trunk; position of seminal vesicles: touching neither posterior fins nor tail fin. Ovaries short, reaching to anterior end of posterior fins; ova small. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent; apical glands absent.

Distribution: epipelagic; tropical South-east Pacific, Peruvian waters.


Type locality: 5°S, 81E.

Sagitta peruviana