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(Johnston, 1865)

Body narrowing at each end. All but the anteriormost segments superficially divided into five rings, with a strongly rugose epidermis.
Prostomium truncated without lateral lobes.
The first 15-16 chaetigers without gills, then 30-40 pairs of branched, dorsal gills; the last 1-7 segments without gills, but with chaetae.

Up to 250 mm for 60 segments.

Reddish-yellow, reddish brown or metallic black.

In rich mud between stones or in rock crevices at low water. Wormcasts much finer than A. marina.

Eastern North Atlantic to Mediterranean and Skagerrak.

Arenicolides ecaudata