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(Linnaeus, 1767)

Description:
Body short, conical, tapering towards scaphe.
Tentacular membrane low, broad, usually not folded and with 30-50 points. Dorsal brim smooth. Paleae are 3 short, most with blunt tips, 7-10 on each side. Notopodial chaetae on 17, uncini on 12 segments.
Scaphe with pointed lobes on the margin. Anal tongue and pygidial cirrus moderately long.

Size:
Up to 52 mm.

Tube:
Slightly curved, conical masonry of sand grains, up to 60 mm long and 8 mm wide.

Colour:
In life transparent, colourless with red gills. In alcohol yellowish grey.

Habitat:
Vertical distribution 2-250 m, mainly at depths less than 50 m.

Distribution:
Canadian Atlantic, New England, Canadian Arctic, East Siberian Sea, Bering Sea, Sea of Okhotsk, Kamchatka, Japan Sea, Alaska, Canadian Pacific. East Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroes, Finnmark, Spitzbergen.

Pectinaria granulata