Band or Nemetean worms have been discovered in damp soil or in fresh-water streams. These are commonly small and inconspicuous, pigmies when compared with their marine relatives. Many are often found on the seashore under rocks that have been exposed by the retreating tide. Shown here is the head, earing numerous eyes and spine-tipped proboscis.
Winchell, Alexander Sketches of Creation (New York, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1870)