Abarenicola pacifica (Healy & Wells 1959)
Body is thick and robust, with branchiae first present on setiger 7. Branchiae are first present on setiger 7, and are fine filaments in thick tufts or clusters (photo). Neuropodia of branchial segments are short throughout and widely separated ventrally.
Nephridial pores are present on setigers 5 to 9, and each is uncovered. Esophageal caeca include one large anterior pair and 3 to 6 smaller pairs (photo).
Found on sand flats.
Status in BC
Native (Carlton, key)
Humboldt Bay and north.