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Von Ritter-Záhony, 1909

Hooks: 7-14; anterior teeth: 3-9; posterior teeth: 5-11.
Maximum adult body length: 105 mm; tail: 10-18 %.
Body flaccid, transparent; transversal musculature absent; head fairly narrow; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge present. Anterior fins long, reaching posterior end of ventral ganglion, partially rayed, round; posterior fins long, partially rayed, angular. Collarette absent; gut diverticula absent. Small eyes, with small round pigment spot. Seminal vesicles conical; position of seminal vesicles: neither touching posterior fins nor tail fin. Ovaries of medium length, reaching till anterior end of anterior fins, broad; ova small. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent. Apical glands absent.

Distribution: epi- and mesopelagic in the Antarctic, mesopelagic in Subantarctic waters.

Remarks: Antarctic specimens are much larger (up to 105 mm) than subarctic specimens (up to 70 mm).

Type locality: Antarctic.

Sagitta gazellae