Orbiniidae: Brief Summary
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Orbiniidae is a family of polychaete worms. Orbiniids are mostly unselective deposit feeders on marine detritus. They can be found from the neritic zone to abyssal depths.
The family was revised in 1957 by Hartman and some further revisions were made by Blake in 2000.
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Orbiniida with lateral parapodia in a thoracic region and, usually, dorsal parapodia in an abdominal region. Prostomium without appendages, one or two asetigerous segments present anteriorly; no peristomial appendages. A saclike proboscis present. All setae simple, including capillaries, simple hooks and sometimes brush-topped, bifid or furcate setae.
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- Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188. Blake, James A. (2017). Polychaeta Orbiniidae from Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, the Abyssal Pacific Ocean, and off South America. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4218(1): 1-145 [monograph]. Hartman, O. (1942). A review of the types of polychaetous annelids at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. <em>Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, Yale University.</em> 8(1): 1-98.
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