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

Conant, 1896

Description
Hooks: 7-9; anterior teeth: 3-7; posterior teeth: 6-14.
Maximum adult body length: 11 mm; tail: 27-31 %.
Body slender; transversal musculature absent; head narrow; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge absent. Anterior fins short, fully rayed, rounded; posterior fins of medium length, fully rayed, angular. Collarette short; gut diverticula absent. Small eyes, with round pigment spot. Seminal vesicles with knob and trunk; position of seminal vesicles: touching both posterior fins and tail fin. Ovaries short, reaching to anterior end of posterior fins; ova large. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent. Apical glands absent.

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

Remarks:

Type locality:

Sagitta tenuis