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These worms live in parchment-like, U-shaped tubes in sand just below tide level; they can be dug only at low tide. The sexes are separate, and are distinguished by the parapodia on the posterior (sexual) segments. These parapodia are uniformly ivory white in the male, but in the female they contain yellow coils, which are the ovaries with their enclosed eggs.

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