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Antennae: 2 present, or 3 present. Median antenna present, or absent; attached on posterior part of prostomium; Lateral antennae attached dorsally; the median antenna may be rudimentary or absent. Ocular peduncles or ommatophores present; separated from each other. Palps smooth; short. Pharynx with 38 pairs of terminal papillae (up to 38). Elytra margins smooth. Parapodial branchiae present. Superior neurochaetae long and tapering, more or less hirsute.

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


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