In members of this genus paragnaths are generally present in most areas of the eversible pharynx; Area VI has cones only (no bars, as are present in Perinereis spp). Notochaetae are only spinigers (short-bladed chaetae are absent from the dorsal bundle of chaetae, and simple chaetae with fused articulation are absent ventrally). This species can be distinguished by having a continuous band of paragnaths on the oral ring of the eversible pharynx (no other Neanthes species in Australia has this continuous band); also the notopodial (dorsal) part of the parapodium (foot) comprises 3 roughly equal lobes (most species have only two). Body up to about 4 cm long.
Coastal bays and shallow continental shelf areas, usually at depths less than 100 m but occasionally to 200 m or more.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed