Alitta succinea is a common polychaete worm.
This worm can reach up to 15 centimeters (6 inches) in length. Most specimens are smaller than this. It is brown coloured at the rear, and reddish-brown on the rest of its body. It has a head with four eyes, two sensory feelers or palps, and eight tentacles. It is a freeswimming polychaete, scavenging on the bottom of shallow marine waters.
Planktonic larvae develop, grow into adults and eventually sink to the bottom of the water.
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- J. Masterson (October 1, 2008). "Neanthes succinea clam worm". Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce. Retrieved June 6, 2012.