From Pettibone (1971: 49): "The holotype consists of a small specimen, 8 mm in length, 1 mm in width, including setae, and about 55 segments with a posterior growing zone. The pharynx was not extended but had been dissected; however, no denticles were observed. Since the specimen is small and the pharynx was not extended, this character would be difficult to observe. Nevertheless, the parapodial lobes, setae, and prominent glandular masses are of the typical Platynereis type."
Pettibone, Marian H. (1971). Revision of some species referred to <i>Leptonereis</i>, <i>Nicon</i>, and <i>Laeonereis</i> (Polychaeta: Nereididae). <em>Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology.</em> 104: 1-53.available online athttp://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/handle/10088/5689 Available for editors [request]