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 Disk rounded and bearing spinules (dd = 2.4 to 11 mm). Radial shields completely naked and separated by a line of multifid spinules (Fig. 2D).Ventral side of the disk mostly naked with scattered multifid spinules (Fig. 2E). Oral shields rounded diamond-shape, wider than long. Adoral shields narrowed and slightly separated. Oral papillae lacking. About 35 dental papillae per jaw (Fig. 2F). Dorsal arm plates wider than long, triangular or fan shaped with rounded corners; a spot distally on each arm plate (Fig. 2B). Ventral arm plates quadrangular with rounded corners. Five to seven stout, blunt, rounded, and not serrated arm spines; the two upper ones being the longest. A single, rounded, and very small tentacle scale (Fig. 2C). The color of the dorsal side of the disk is dark indigo-bluish and the ventral side is pale yellow-cream. Spines are bluish (Fig. 2A). A pale spot may be present distal to the radial shields.


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© Rebeca Granja–Fernández, María D. Herrero-Pérezrul, Ramón A. López-Pérez, Luis Hernández, Fabián A. Rodríguez-Zaragoza, Robert Wallace Jones, Rubén Pineda-López

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