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Doncaster, 1902

Hooks: 6-7; anterior teeth: 8-10; posterior teeth: 8-16.
Maximum adult body length: 24 mm; tail: 15-20 %.
Body firm, opaque; transversal musculature absent; head wide; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge absent. Anterior fins long, partially rayed, angular; posterior fins of medium length, partially rayed, angular. Collarette short; gut diverticula absent. Small eyes, with star-shaped pigment spot. Seminal vesicles with knob and trunk; position of seminal vesicles: touching both posterior fins and tail fin. Ovaries of medium length, reaching to region of ventral ganglion; ova small. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent. Apical glands absent.

Distribution: epipelagic; Indo-Pacific between 30°N and 30°S.


Type locality:

Sagitta pulchra