Bristle worm measuring up to 120 mm long. The head part is pointed without any visible appendages.
The rest of the body consists of numerous segments and can be subdivided into two regions; the central region (segment 12-22) is flattened whereas the posterior region is long and semicylindrical. Gills are present from segment 9 onwards. Colour: orange to deep red.
Degraer, S.; Wittoeck, J.; Appeltans, W.; Cooreman, K.; Deprez, T.; Hillewaert, H.; Hostens, K.; Mees, J.; Vanden Berghe, E.; Vincx, M. (2006). The macrobenthos atlas of the Belgian part of the North Sea. Belgian Science Policy. D/2005/1191/3. ISBN 90-810081-6-1. 164 pp. (look up in IMIS)