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 Length up to 130 mm, width to 5 mm (excluding parapodia) for up to 85 chaetigers. Eyes present (Fig. 3A–B). Tentacular cirri reaching to chaetiger 6–8 (postero-dorsal pair). Paragnaths absent from maxillary ring; arranged on oral ring as follows (Fig. 3B–C): Area V =1–2; Area VI = 0; Areas VII–VIII = 7–8 in a row. Jaws dark, 5–10 teeth.   Dorsal cirrus longer than notopodia throughout (Fig. 3D), becoming more pronounced posteriorly. Anterior notopodia with dorsal and median ligules conical, median slightly more stout than dorsal. Small, notopodial prechaetal lobe present in anterior chaetigers.   Neuropodia with postchaetal lobe and ventral ligule equal-sized anteriorly; postchaetal lobe conical, reducing in size posteriorly, ventral ligule rounded in the anterior, conical posteriorly.  Notopodia with homogomph spinigers throughout, falcigers absent. Neuropodia with homogomph spinigers and heterogomph falcigers in superior fascicle, inferior fascicle with heterogomph spiniger and falcigers.  Species builds tough-walled tubes coated in sand grains and other coarse particles.


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