|Researched by||Susie Ballerstedt||Refereed by||Admin|
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Scoloplos armiger reaches lengths of 12 cm with 200 or more body segments. The front region of the body is swollen and sharply pointed, giving the head a cone-shaped appearance. The eyes are not easily detectable. Gills occur dorsally from segments 9 to 17 onwards and the tip of the posterior has 2 long cirri. Scoloplos armiger is red or reddish brown in colour, and has prominent red blood vessels running down the length of the body.
Widely distributed around the coasts of Britain and Ireland.
Occurs on the low shore and shallow sublittoral in fine, muddy sand, often amongst seagrasses. May be found in the lower reaches of estuaries.
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Last Updated: 27/10/2005