Short, thick, tube-living bristle worm up to 50 mm long. The head has a special form and is covered at the top by golden bristles (digging function) and tentacle membranes and is furthermore characterised by two pairs of carmine gills. The tube is constructed of medium-sized sand grains and is buried in the sediment with the worm upside down.
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)