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Terebellidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Terebellidae
Higher classification  Terebellida
Order  Canalipalpata
Suborder  Terebellida
Phylum  Annelida
Rank  Family
Subclass  Palpata
Terebellidae Family Terebellidae Loimia n sp Australian Museum
Similar  Polychaete, Annelid, Terebellida, Ampharetidae, Cirratulidae

Terebellidae spaghetti worms


Characteristics

Terebellidae Polychaetes

Most terebellids live in burrows or crevices and are often of large size, ranging up to 150 millimetres in length and 15 millimetres in width. The numerous, very long tentacles which radiate from near the mouth are used for finding and collecting food particles from the sediment surface. The tentacles are not retractable as is the case in the ampharetids. They have plump anterior bodies and numerous segments in their long, tapered posterior bodies, whereas ampharetids are more compact. They have branched gills laterally on up to three anterior chaetigers but in the subfamily Thelepodinae the gills are numerous simple filaments. The mid-body chaetigers are in double rows in the subfamily Terebellinae. In the subfamily Polycirrinae, the gills are absent and the prostomium is expanded as an undulating membrane which bears the tentacles.,

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Systematics

Terebellidae Loimia sp Renato Von Glehn Paes

The roughly 400 known species are divided between many dozens of genera. Most of these are assigned to 4 subfamilies. Some additional genera are of unresolved or quite basal position.

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References

Terebellidae Wikipedia


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