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McIntosh, 1923

Description:
Body strong, thick and cylindrical, with up to 90 chaetigers. Eight thoracic segments.
Up to 36 radioli on each side, each with a flanged tip like an elongate triangle; enlarged side-branches at the base of dorsal radioli. Each half of the crown webbed for about three-quarters of length. No tentacular filaments without side-branches. No visible palps. Eyes absent.
Collar oblique in side-view with its margin covering the base of the crown, fused to a mid-dorsal groove and without a ventral cleft.
The first chaetiger with long, winged, geniculate chaetae. The next thoracic notopodia with three kind of chaetae on notopodia: 1) long, weakly bent and winged capillaries, 2) short spatulate chaetae, 3) geniculate, winged chaetae. Thoracic neuropodia bear hooks.
Abdominal neuropodial chaetae are weakly geniculate capillaries with narrow wings at the tip. Notopodia bear uncini (C. fauveli-detail).
Pygidium without papillae.

Size:
Up to 120 mm.

Tube:
Thin, encrusted with mud, sand, shells or foraminiferans.

Colour:
Pink or greenish, with an orange crown.

Habitat:
On soft substrata. Also between shells, seaweeds, hydroids and on rocks.

Distribution:
North Atlantic to Morocco. North Sea to Öresund.

Remark:
Often misidentified as Chone infundibuliformis. , but C. infundibuliformis s.s. does not occur in the North Sea and it has tentacular filaments, C. fauveli is without these filaments.

Chone fauveli