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(Rathke, 1843)

Description:
Body short and thick, U-shaped. Epidermis densely papillated with round papillae, coated with fine sand.
Prostomium and peristomium without eyes, with two grooved palps and 6-8 filamentous gills in two groups, retractile.
Notopodial chaetae very small, 0-4 per segment.
Neuropodial chaetae of the first chaetiger capillary, the others 2-9 distally bent spines (B. inhabilis-detail).

Size:
Up to 60 mm for 26 segments.

Colour:
Living animal orange. In alcohol grey.

Habitat:
On sand, mud, gravel, mixed bottoms, between stones; eulittoral to 3000 m.

Distribution:
Arctic, North Pacific, North Atlantic, northern North Sea to Öresund.

Brada inhabilis