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(McIntosh, 1869)

Body short, maggot-like, with triannulate segments. Epidermis reticulate.
Prostomium small and bilobed; often retracted in peristomium. No eyes. Two long nuchal slits present. Mouth is ventral and surrounded by papillae.
A long, broad ventral furrow present.
Noto- and neuropodia simple mounds, each with a bundle of capillary and forked chaetae.
Gills, cirri and spines absent.
Pygidium with short papillae.

Up to 26 mm for 31 segments.

Living animal flesh-pink.

In tubes in mud, shallow sublittoral.

Eastern North Atlantic, northern North Sea to Kattegat.

Lipobranchus jeffreysii