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(Southern, 1914)

Body is long and thin, with up to 108 segments. Slightly flattened anteriorly.
Prostomium conical, rounded, usually with two eyes (0-2) and big nuchal slits, without antenna. Peristomium and prostomium are fused; peristomium is ventrally fused with the first chaetiger.
Notopodial postchaetal lobes are finger-like, posteriorly longer and filamentous.
Noto- and neuropodia with capillary chaetae.
One to four forked chaetae with a long and a short branch present in notopodia from chaetiger 1-6.
Up to fourteen pairs of finger-like gills, starting at chaetiger 4 (C. lyra-detail).
Pygidium with three rather short cirri.

Up to 13.4 mm for 108 segments.

Colourless. Often with brown pigmentation on the posterior part of the prostomium.

Muddy bottoms, sometimes in sandy mud. Seldom in pure sand.

North Atlantic, North Sea to Öresund.

Cirrophorus lyra