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Notomastus latericeus is not listed under any importance categories.
|Phylum||Annelida||Segmented worms e.g. ragworms, tubeworms & fanworms|
|Class||Polychaeta||Bristleworms, e.g. ragworms, scaleworms, paddleworms, fanworms and tubeworms|
|Authority||M. Sars, 1851|
|Recorded Distribution in Britain and Ireland||Recorded from the various locations around the British Isles.|
|Habitat information||Notomastus latericeus is found from the lower shore to deep sublittoral habitats, in clean or muddy sand. It is also often found amongst seagrasses.|
|Description||The body of Notomastus latericeus is between 15 to 30 cm long, and is divided into between 100 and 150 segments. The anterior region of the worm is purple or dark red, becoming brighter or yellowish posteriorly. In general, the posterior region of the animal is colourless or transparent.|
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This review can be cited as follows:
Edward Mayhew 2005. Notomastus latericeus. A bristleworm. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 18/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesinformation.php?speciesID=3910>