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Based on living specimens from Apalachicola Bay, Florida, collected by Gulf Specimen Company and advertised under the junior synonym Lissomyema mellita; 12 mm long specimen with two pair of nephridia and very weak longitudinal musculature; small specimens (~4 mm) lack muscle bands; may be an example of small specimens not having developed muscle bands (Amor 1984).
Pilger, J. F. 2009. Echiura of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 797–802 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. 2016. GulfBase: Resource Database for Gulf of Mexico Research, Education, and Management. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. World Wide Web electronic publication. http://www.gulfbase.org, 10-16-2019.