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(Owre, 1963)

Description
Hooks: 8-10; anterior teeth: 2-4; posterior teeth: none.
Maximum adult body length: 3 mm; tail: 52-55 %.
Body firm and muscular; transversal musculature on trunk; head wide; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge absent; one pair of short lateral fins both on trunk and tail; lateral fins fully rayed, rounded. Collarette long; gut diverticula absent; eyes present. Seminal vesicles conical; position of seminal vesicles: touching both posterior fins and tail fin. Ovaries of medium length, near posterior end of ventral ganglion; ova large. Adhesive papillae present; adhesive appendages present; apical glands absent.

Distribution: benthic neritic, tropical Atlantic.

Remarks: 6 specimens.

Type locality: Magueyez Canal, La Parguera, Costa Rica.

Paraspadella pulchella