Sagitta elegans   Verrill,  1873 (Marine Worm)
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Class: Sagittoidea

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Size: Maximum adult body length 30 mm; tail 17-25 %

Body firm, opaque; transversal musculature absent; head of medium width; hooks not serrated. Fin bridge absent. Anterior fins short, fully rayed, rounded; posterior fins of medium length, fully rayed, rounded. Collarette absent or very short; gut diverticula present. Small eyes with round pigment spot. Seminal vesicles conical; position of seminal vesicles: well separated from posterior fins, touching or close to tail fin. Ovaries short, narrow, reaching to posterior end of anterior fins; ova fairly large. Adhesive papillae and adhesive organs absent. Apical glands absent. Hooks: 9-11; anterior teeth: 2-8; posterior teeth: 12-18.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Reef Associated


• Karnataka, Netrani Island (Lat: 14.01) (Long: 74.32) INDIA (Record: 10/05/2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zacharia, PU; Krishnakumar, PK; Dineshbabu, AP; Vijayakumaran, K; Rohit, P; Thomas, S; Sasikumar, G; Kaladharan, P; Durgekar, RN and Mohamed, KS (2008) Species assemblage in the coral reef ecosystem of Netrani Island off Karnataka along the southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 50(1) 87-97 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Arctic Ocean Diversity Available at -
  • Pierrot-Bults, A (2004) Chaetognatha of the world World biodiversity database Available at -

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