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Body color varies from translucent white to orange. Two eyes, black. Anterior end of body

rounded or pointed; posterior end pointed. Worms 1.3–4.3mm long. Accessory stylets

absent. Ovaries arranged in one row on each side of intestine. Takakura’s duct present.

Ornamented and filiform mucus sheath attached to pleopods of hosts may be present in

adult worms.


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Source: Nemertea

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