The animal is dark yellow on the head and rhinophores with dark green parapodia that are irregularly covered by small white papillae. White dots are found on the head anterior to the eyes. Smaller red-colored epidermal dots cover the body giving an orange tinge to some parts of the animal. The rhinophores are rolled and somewhat short. The pericardium is short and oval from which two pairs of dorsal vessels originate: one pair that branches posterior to the pericardium and another pair with little to no branching anterior to the pericardium. The parapodial flaps are held over the body in life and do not extend to the end of the tail. These parapodia contain the digestive gland tubules and are outlined by a faint orange band and more visible white line (Jensen, 2003).