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(Mawson, 1944)

Hooks: 11; anterior teeth: 3; posterior teeth: none.
Maximum adult body length: 7 mm; tail: 44-45 %.
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.

Distribution: benthic neritic; tropical South Pacific.


Type locality: New South Wales, Australia.

Paraspadella sheardi