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Prostomium with entire anterior margin. Longest tentacular cirri extend back to chaetiger 2–3. Maxillary ring of pharynx without papillae. Maxillary ring divided into discrete Areas. Maxillary ring of pharynx without paragnaths. Oral ring papillae absent. Oral ring paragnaths present. Area V and VI present as distinct groups. Area V conical paragnaths absent; VI present; arranged in a roughly circular group; cones present; 2–7 conical paragnaths; smooth bars absent; pectinate rows absent; VII-VIII absent. Paragnaths small orange-brown points. Transverse dorsal lamellae absent. Dorsal notopodial ligule not markedly elongate on posterior chaetigers. Not markedly broader on posterior chaetigers. Dorsal notopodial ligule not markedly reduced on posterior chaetigers. Prechaetal notopodial lobe absent. Dorsal cirrus not terminally attached to dorsal notopodial ligule on posterior chaetigers. Dorsal cirrus length about 1 times ventral notopodial ligule at chaetiger 10-20. Neuropodial postchaetal lobe absent. Ventral neuropodial ligule on posterior chaetigers similar to length of acicular neuropodial ligule. Ventral cirri single. Notopodial homogomph spinigers present; sesquigomph spinigers absent. Notopodial homogomph falcigers present; first present at chaetiger 45–52. Notopodial homogomph falcigers articulated throughout. Notopodial homogomph falcigers multidentate, with 2 or more small lateral teeth, first and subsequent lateral teeth much smaller than terminal tooth. Neuropodial dorsal fascicle fused falcigers absent.


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© Wilson, Robin; Bakken, Torkild; Glasby, Chris

Source: Annelida LifeDesk

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