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(from Coe, W. R. (1905). Nemerteans of the west and northwest coasts of America.. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv.. 1-318)Usually dark reddish brown, chocolate or purple above, sometimes flecked with minute, inconspicuous whitish specks; paler and commonly more reddish beneath; a narrow transverse band of white passes across dorsal surface at posterior ends of cephalic furrows; a white spot is situated on tip of snout and is usually, though not always, connected with transverse white band by white borders to cephalic furrows. Color of body is retained for many years in alcohol.


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Source: Nemertea

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