In members of this genus there is a distinct anal depression forming a spoon-like concavity over the posterior-most segments. This species has the abdominal depression lacking a marginal flange and occupying 4-12 abdominal chaetigers. Body up to about 1 cm long.
This species is known as a fan worm for the crown of feathery radioles which are used to filter particles from the water. There is no operculum to seal the end of the tube when the worm retracts.
Port Phillip Bay and other similar coastal habitat, inshore and continental shelf.
Plankton or particles
Introduced to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed