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Oersted, 1843

Body long, slender, with numerous segments.
Prostomium short, composed of ca. eight rings, with palps and antennae forming a cross at the tip.
Segments triannulate, mid-body segments biannulate.
Parapodia are short with two triangular prechaetal lamellae and a single, rounded postchaetal lamella. Dorsal cirri are small, round. Ventral cirri short and triangular (G. capitata-detail ).
Notopodial chaetae are capillaries, neuropodial chaetae are compound with finely toothed blade.
Gills absent.
Pharynx with papillae of two kinds: rounded and tall cones.
Aileron with an inner branch united to the outer branch by an interramal plate.


Greyish, flushed with pink anteriorly.

Shallow sublittoral.

Off Norway, Greenland and Spitsbergen.

Glycera capitata