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(from Coe, W. R. (1901). Papers from the Harriman Alaska Expedition. XX. The nemerteans.. Proc. Wash. Acad. Sci.. 1-110.)

Body commonly rather short and thick. Proboscis sheath usually reaches nearly or quite to posterior end of body. Proboscis large; central stylet well developed. Ocelli do not extend posteriorly beyond the brain. Basis of central stylet usually rounded posteriorly. Body very small. Ocelli few; usually 4 well-developed ocelli arranged in a rectangle; but sometimes these 4 eyes are double or are fragemented into 4 groups of ocelli; occasionally ocelli are wanting.

Body very small. Four ocelli Brownish-red above, with median, white stripe; ventral surface white.


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Source: Nemertea

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