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Diagnosis

provided by World Register of Marine Species
Original diagnosis by Hartman (1944: 264): "The thorax consists of 11 segments, including a well-developed, achaetous peristomial ring; segments 2 to 5 have pointed limbate setae only, and segments 6 to 11 have long-handled uncini. The abdomen has numerous segments, provided with long-handled uncini only. It differs from Heteromastus Eisig in having 11, instead of 12, thoracic segments, and in lacking the reticulations on the cuticle; it differs from Capitomastus Eisig in having normal hooks on the last segments and in lacking the heavy, copulatory hooks on the last thoracic segments."

Reference

Hartman, O. . Polychaetous annelids from California, including the descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, (): -.

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bibliographic citation
Hartman, O. 1944. Polychaetous annelids from California, including the descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 10(2): 239-307.
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João Gil [email]
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João Gil [email]