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Buccal tentacles smooth, banded in colour. Branchiae 4 pairs. Branchiae composed of 2 or more types, include both smooth and papillose/pennate pairs, none basally flanged. 2 pairs smooth and 2 pairs papillose. Paleae on segment 3 absent. Dorsal crest present, on either segments 6 or 7. Nuchal (post branchial) hooks on segment 4 present. Notopodia all similar. Notochaetae present from segment 5 or segment 6. Notochaetae small capillaries. Neuropodia present, tori of similar length throughout thorax. Segments 3–6 with fine acicular neurochaetae. Number of pairs of thoracic uncinigers 13. Abdominal notopodial rudiments present.

Description generated from: Hutchings, PA & Johnson, RT, 2003. Australian Ampharetidae (Polychaeta) DELTA database. In Wilson RS, Hutchings PA & Glasby CJ (eds) Polychaetes: Interactive Identification and Information Retrieval. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.

Additional references:
Hutchings, PA. 1977. Terebelliform polychaeta of the families Ampharetidae, Terebellidae and Trichobranchidae from Australia, chiefly from Moreton Bay, Queensland. Records of the Australian Museum 31, 1-38.


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