In members of this genus the eversible pharynx has papillae only (hard paragnaths are absent). This species can be distinguished by viewing the ventral side, where each parapodium (foot) has a row of irregular lumps - this character is not found in any other Australian species of Nereididae. Also, the head is small compared with the relatively thick diameter of the body. Body up to about 15 cm long.
A common polychaete in southern Australian estuaries where it is found on mudflats. Often sought by anglers seeking bait. Fragile when handled, often breaking into fragments.
South?eastern Australia, or south-western Australia, or north-western Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed