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Malmgren, 1867

Body is thick but fragile.
Prostomium rounded quadrangular to semicircular with four eyes in a trapezoid arrangement and two ocelli. Palps broad lobe-like, often larger than the prostomium. Median antenna at least 2 times longer than lateral antennae. Lateral antennae longer than palps and without annulation.
Tentacular cirri and dorsal cirri without distinct annulation. Ventral cirri present; (E. blomstrandi-parapodium). 1-3 aciculae. Blades of compound chaetae very short, bidentate. Posterior parapodia with additional upper capillary chaeta and lower bidentate simple chaeta (E. blomstrandi-detail). Pharynx with two rows of soft papillae anteriorly and crowned by a dark, finely toothed chitinous ring (trepan) ; also a single large conical tooth (E. blomstrandi-proboscis ). Proventriculus elongated, with 50-55 rows of spots .

Body up to 32 mm long for 124 segments.

Living animals yellow or orange, gills with brown tips.
In alcohol transparent, brownish or light green anterior body. Phosphorescent.

Lives between algae, bryozoans and hydroids, often in a mucus tube. From the sublittoral down to 1700 m deep.

Widely distributed in the area.

Eusyllis blomstrandi