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Quoy & Gaimard, 1827

Hooks: 5-7; anterior teeth: 5-8; posterior teeth: 8-18.
Maximum adult body length: 19 mm; tail: 22-29 %.
Body firm, opaque; transversal musculature absent; head medium width; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge absent. Anterior fins medium length, fully rayed, rounded; posterior fins medium length, fully rayed, angular. Collarette absent; gut diverticula absent. Small eyes with T-shaped pigment spot. Seminal vesicles knob and trunk. Seminal vesicles head without appendages; position of seminal vesicles: touching tail fin, well separated posterior fins. Ovaries of medium length, to region of ventral ganglion; ova large. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent.

Distribution: epipelagic; circumglobal, from 40°N to 40°S.


Type locality: Strait of Gibraltar.

Sagitta bipunctata