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Grube, 1863

Prostomium quite long and slenger, composed of ca. eight (12-15) rings, with palps and antennae forming a cross at the tip.
Mid-body segments biannulate. Two prechaetal lamellae long and pointed, the notopodial shorter than the the neuropodial. Postchaetal lamellae paired and rounded. Dorsal cirri on body wall, ovoid; ventral cirri triangular.
Notopodial capillary chaetae in a single bundle. Neuropodial chaetae are compound, in two bundles.
Gills absent.
Short pharynx with papillae of two kinds: tall, slim and broad, conical ones.
Aileron with inner branch widely separated from outer branch.

Up to 65 mm long for 100 segments.

Living animal pink with white spots. In alcohol light brown with a tesselate pattern.

In sand, gravel and mud.


Glycera tesselata