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(Pallas, 1766)

Proboscis 30-40 mm long, orange with brown streaks. Body 70-110 mm long, greyish brown, bearing 21-23 rings of papillae, each alternating with 4 or 5 rings of smaller papillae. Body with two anterior chaetae and two posterior circles of chaetae, each of between 5 and 9 chaetae.
Convuoluted gut anteriorly obscured by 2 pairs of nephridia and posteriorly with a pair of long anal vesicles with ciliated funnels.

Burrows into sand or mud, mostly at great depths.

Holarctic, extending southwards to the Kattegat and North Sea. One record from shore debris at St Andrews.

Echiurus echiurus