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Prostomium with antennae and palps; palps simple. Prostomium not strongly produced anteriorly; lacking eyespots; Eyespots present in middle of chaetiger 2. Pharynx with bifid terminal papillae present; 20 papillae. Subterminal papillae present; Enlarged median subdistal dorsal papilla present. Pharynx with 20 rows of subdistal papillae; each row made up of 4–6 papillae. Verrucae absent. Dorsal cirri present from chaetiger 1. Dorsal interramal cirri present, from chaetiger 8–9, flattened, foliose, curve outward initially. Dorsal interramal cirrus with basal digitiform process; chaetigers 9–10. Ventral interramal cirri absent. Specialised dentate chaetae absent from notopodium of chaetiger 1. Barred chaetae present in preacicular fascicles. Lyrate chaetae absent. Spinose post-acicular chaetae present. Capillary chaetae present.

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