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Family: Terebellidae (See list of species below)

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191 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Amaeana antipoda
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Amaeana apheles
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Amaeana occidentalis
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Amaeana trilobata
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Amphitrite brunnea
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Amphitrite cirrata
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Amphitrite figulus
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Amphitrite gracilis
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Amphitrite johnstoni
[Johnston's ornate worm]
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Amphitrite kerguelensis
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Amphitrite lobocephala
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Amphitrite oculata
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Amphitrite ornata
[ornate terebellid worm]
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Amphitrite rubra
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Amphitrite scylla
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Amphitrite variabilis
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Amphitritides brunneocomata
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Amphitritides gracilis
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Amphitritides kuehlmanni
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Artacama challengeriae
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Artacama coniferi
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Artacama proboscidea
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Artacamella hancocki
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Betapista dekkerae
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Biremis blandi
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Ehlersiella atlantica
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Enoplobranchus sanguineus
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Eupistella darwini
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Eupolymnia crassicornis
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Eupolymnia crescentis
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Eupolymnia heterobranchia
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Eupolymnia insulana
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Eupolymnia kermadecensis
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Eupolymnia magnifica
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Eupolymnia marenzelleri
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Eupolymnia nebulosa
[strawberry worm]
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Eupolymnia nesidensis
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Eupolymnia trigonostoma
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Euthelepus kinsemboensis
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Euthelepus pascua
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Glossothelepus mexicanus
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Hauchiella tribullata
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Lanassa benthaliana
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Lanassa capensis
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Lanassa gracilis
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Lanassa nordenskioldi
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Lanassa venusta
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Lanice conchilega
[sand mason worm]
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Lanice marionensis
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Lanicides bilobata
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Lanicides Lanicides
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Lanicides taboguillae
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Laphania boecki
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Leaena abranchiata
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Leaena antarctica
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Leaena arenilega
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Leaena caeca
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Leaena collaris
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Leaena videns
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Leaena wandelensis
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Loimia arborea
[medusa spaghetti worm]


Loimia ingens
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Loimia medusa
[medusa worm]
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Loimia montagui
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Loimia ochracea
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Loimia variegata
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Loimia viridis
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Lysilla loveni
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Lysilla pacifica
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Lysilla pambanensis
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Neoamphitrite affinis
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Neoamphitrite edwardsi
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Neoamphitrite figulus
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Neoamphitrite groenlandica
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Neoamphitrite robusta
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Neoleprea californica
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Neoleprea clavata
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Neoleprea streptochaeta
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Nicolea bilobata
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Nicolea cetrata
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Nicolea chilensis
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Nicolea galapagensis
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Nicolea gracilibranchis
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Nicolea latens
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Nicolea modesta
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Nicolea venustula
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Nicolea zostericola
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Paraeupolymnia carus
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Parathelepus collaris
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Paraxionice artifex
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Pareupolymnia carus
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Phisidia aurea
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Pista abyssicola
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Pista alata
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Pista brevibranchia
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Pista brevibranchiata
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Pista corrientis
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Pista cretacea
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Pista cristata
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Pista disjuncta
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Pista fasciata
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Pista foliigera
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Pista godfroyi
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Pista herpini
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Pista lornensis
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Pista macrolobata
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Pista maculata
[fiber tube worm]
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Pista mirabilis
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Pista moorei
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Pista pachybranchiata
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Pista pacifica
[fringed-hood spaghetti-worm]
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Pista palmata
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Pista papillosa
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Pista quadrilobata
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Pista robustiseta
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Pista sombreriana
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Pista spinifera
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Pista typha
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Pista unibranchia
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Polycirrus antarcticus
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Polycirrus arcticus
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Polycirrus aurantiacus
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Polycirrus caliendrum
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Polycirrus californicus
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Polycirrus coccineus
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Polycirrus corallicola
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Polycirrus decipiens
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Polycirrus denticulatus
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Polycirrus eximius
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Polycirrus haematodes
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Polycirrus hamiltoni
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Polycirrus insignis
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Polycirrus jubatus
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Polycirrus kerguelensis
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Polycirrus medusa
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Polycirrus mexicanus
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Polycirrus norvegicus
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Polycirrus pallidus
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Polycirrus pennulifera
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Polycirrus plumosus
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Polycirrus purpureus
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Polycirrus tenuisetis
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Polycirrus twisti
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Polymniella aurantiaca
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Proclea graffii
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Scionella estevanica
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Scionella japonica
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Scionides reticulata
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Spinosphaera oculata
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Streblosoma bairdi
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Streblosoma cespitosa
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Streblosoma chilensis
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Streblosoma crassibranchia
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Streblosoma hartmanae
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Streblosoma hesslei
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Streblosoma japonica
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Streblosoma longa
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Streblosoma longifilis
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Streblosoma persica
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Streblosoma prora
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Streblosoma uncinatus
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Streblosoma verrilli
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Telothelepus macrothoracicus
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Terebella alata
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Terebella bruneocomata
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Terebella ehlersi
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Terebella ehrenbergi
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Terebella flabellum
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Terebella frondosa
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Terebella gorgonae
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Terebella lapidaria
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Terebella pterochaeta
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Terebella rubra
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Terebella turgidula
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Terebella virescens
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Terebellobranchia hugonis
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Thelepus binakayanensis
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Thelepus cincinnatus
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Thelepus comatus
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Thelepus crispus
[terebellid worm]
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Thelepus extensus
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Thelepus gracilis
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Thelepus hamatus
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Thelepus japonicus
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Thelepus plagiostoma
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Thelepus robustus
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Thelepus setosus
[spaghetti worm]
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Thelepus thoracicus
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Thelepus triserialis
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Thelepus vaughani
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Thelothelepus capensis
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191 Species of Family Terebellidae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Amaeana antipoda Pacific Ocean.
Amaeana apheles Western Central Pacific
Amaeana occidentalis Eastern Pacific
Amaeana trilobata Atlantic and Western Indi
Amphitrite brunnea Canada.
Amphitrite cirrata Arctic, Northern Atlantic
Amphitrite figulus Northeast Atlantic
Amphitrite gracilis Atlantic Ocean.
Amphitrite johnstoni Johnston's ornate worm Northern Atlantic.
Amphitrite kerguelensis Antarctic
Amphitrite lobocephala Northwest Pacific
Amphitrite oculata Mediterranean Sea.
Amphitrite ornata ornate terebellid worm Western Central Atlantic
Amphitrite rubra Western Indian Ocean, Wes
Amphitrite scylla Western Indian Ocean
Amphitrite variabilis Mediterranean Sea.
Amphitritides brunneocomata Eastern Pacific
Amphitritides gracilis Mediterranean Sea.
Amphitritides kuehlmanni Mediterranean Sea.
Artacama challengeriae Antarctic Indian Ocean
Artacama coniferi Eastern Pacific
Artacama proboscidea Arctic, Antarctic, Northe
Artacamella hancocki Northeast Pacific and Wes
Betapista dekkerae Northeast Pacific
Biremis blandi Western Central Atlantic
Ehlersiella atlantica Northern Atlantic
Enoplobranchus sanguineus Western Central Atlantic
Eupistella darwini Mid Atlantic
Eupolymnia crassicornis Western Central Atlantic
Eupolymnia crescentis Eastern Pacific
Eupolymnia heterobranchia Eastern Pacific
Eupolymnia insulana Eastern Pacific
Eupolymnia kermadecensis Southwest Pacific
Eupolymnia magnifica Western Central Atlantic
Eupolymnia marenzelleri Northwest Pacific
Eupolymnia nebulosa strawberry worm Antarctic, Atlantic, the
Eupolymnia nesidensis Northeast Atlantic, the M
Eupolymnia trigonostoma Indo-West Pacific
Euthelepus kinsemboensis Western Central Pacific
Euthelepus pascua Western Central Atlantic
Glossothelepus mexicanus Eastern Pacific
Hauchiella tribullata Northeast Atlantic
Lanassa benthaliana Mid Atlantic
Lanassa capensis Northwest Pacific
Lanassa gracilis Northeast Pacific
Lanassa nordenskioldi Arctic and Northwest Atla
Lanassa venusta Arctic and Northern Atlan
Lanice conchilega sand mason worm Atlantic Ocean, the Medit 30 TL
Lanice marionensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lanicides bilobata Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lanicides Lanicides Antarctic Indian Ocean
Lanicides taboguillae Western Central Atlantic
Laphania boecki Arctic and Northern Atlan
Leaena abranchiata Arctic and Northwest Atla
Leaena antarctica Antarctic Indian Ocean
Leaena arenilega Antarctic Indian Ocean
Leaena caeca Eastern Pacific
Leaena collaris Southeast Pacific and Ant
Leaena videns Eastern Pacific
Leaena wandelensis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Loimia arborea medusa spaghetti worm Northwest Pacific and the
Loimia ingens Pacific Ocean.
Loimia medusa medusa worm Indo-Pacific and Western 25 BL
Loimia montagui Eastern Pacific
Loimia ochracea Western Pacific
Loimia variegata Western Indian Ocean
Loimia viridis Western Central Atlantic
Lysilla loveni Arctic, Northeast Atlanti
Lysilla pacifica Pacific Ocean.
Lysilla pambanensis Western Indian Ocean
Neoamphitrite affinis Atlantic Ocean
Neoamphitrite edwardsi Western Central Atlantic
Neoamphitrite figulus Northeast Atlantic and th
Neoamphitrite groenlandica Arctic and Northwest Atla
Neoamphitrite robusta Eastern Pacific
Neoleprea californica Eastern Pacific
Neoleprea clavata Western Indian Ocean
Neoleprea streptochaeta Antarctic
Nicolea bilobata Eastern Pacific
Nicolea cetrata Western Central Atlantic
Nicolea chilensis Pacific Ocean and Antarc
Nicolea galapagensis Eastern Pacific
Nicolea gracilibranchis Indo-West Pacific
Nicolea latens Eastern Pacific
Nicolea modesta Western Central Atlantic
Nicolea venustula Western Indian Ocean, Nor
Nicolea zostericola Eastern Pacific, Northeas 5 TL
Paraeupolymnia carus Western Central Atlantic
Parathelepus collaris Mediterranean Sea.
Paraxionice artifex Eastern Pacific
Pareupolymnia carus Western Central Atlantic
Phisidia aurea Western Indian Ocean and
Pista abyssicola Antarctic Indian Ocean
Pista alata Eastern Pacific
Pista brevibranchia Western Central Pacific.
Pista brevibranchiata Indo-Pacific
Pista corrientis Southeast Pacific and Ant
Pista cretacea Mediterranean Sea.
Pista cristata Arctic, Atlantic, the Med
Pista disjuncta Eastern Pacific
Pista fasciata Indo-Pacific and Western
Pista foliigera Indo-West Pacific
Pista godfroyi Antarctic Indian Ocean
Pista herpini Indian Ocean
Pista lornensis Mediterranean Sea.
Pista macrolobata Indo-West Pacific
Pista maculata fiber tube worm Eastern Pacific, Northern 7.5 H
Pista mirabilis Antarctic
Pista moorei Northeast Pacific
Pista pachybranchiata Northwest Pacific
Pista pacifica fringed-hood spaghetti-worm Northeast Pacific
Pista palmata Western Central Atlantic
Pista papillosa Western Central Atlantic
Pista quadrilobata Western Central Atlantic
Pista robustiseta Indo-West Pacific
Pista sombreriana Western Central Atlantic
Pista spinifera Antarctic
Pista typha Indo-West Pacific
Pista unibranchia Western Indian Ocean and
Polycirrus antarcticus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Polycirrus arcticus Atlantic Ocean
Polycirrus aurantiacus Northeast Atlantic and th
Polycirrus caliendrum Eastern Pacific and the M
Polycirrus californicus Eastern Pacific
Polycirrus coccineus Western Indian Ocean.
Polycirrus corallicola Western Central Atlantic
Polycirrus decipiens Western Indian Ocean
Polycirrus denticulatus Western Central Atlantic
Polycirrus eximius Eastern Central Pacific a
Polycirrus haematodes Western Central Atlantic
Polycirrus hamiltoni Antarctic Indian Ocean
Polycirrus insignis Antarctic Indian Ocean
Polycirrus jubatus Mediterranean Sea.
Polycirrus kerguelensis Antarctic Atlantic and In
Polycirrus medusa Northeast Atlantic, Arcti
Polycirrus mexicanus Eastern Pacific
Polycirrus norvegicus Northeast Atlantic
Polycirrus pallidus Mediterranean Sea.
Polycirrus pennulifera Western Central Atlantic
Polycirrus plumosus Western Central Atlantic
Polycirrus purpureus Western Central Atlantic
Polycirrus tenuisetis Eastern Atlantic, Western
Polycirrus twisti Western Indian Ocean
Polymniella aurantiaca Western Central Atlantic
Proclea graffii Western Indian Ocean, Atl
Scionella estevanica Northeast Pacific
Scionella japonica Eastern Pacific
Scionides reticulata Western Central Atlantic
Spinosphaera oculata Eastern Pacific
Streblosoma bairdi Western Central Atlantic
Streblosoma cespitosa Indo-West Pacific
Streblosoma chilensis Northwest Pacific
Streblosoma crassibranchia Eastern Pacific
Streblosoma hartmanae Western Central Atlantic
Streblosoma hesslei Mediterranean Sea.
Streblosoma japonica Eastern Pacific
Streblosoma longa Western Indian Ocean
Streblosoma longifilis Eastern Pacific
Streblosoma persica Western Indian Ocean
Streblosoma prora Western Central Pacific
Streblosoma uncinatus Eastern Pacific
Streblosoma verrilli Western Central Atlantic
Telothelepus macrothoracicus Western Indian Ocean
Terebella alata Eastern Pacific
Terebella bruneocomata Eastern Pacific
Terebella ehlersi Antarctic
Terebella ehrenbergi Indo-West Pacific, Northe
Terebella flabellum Antarctic Indian Ocean
Terebella frondosa Eastern Pacific
Terebella gorgonae Eastern Pacific
Terebella lapidaria Western Indian Ocean and
Terebella pterochaeta Indo-West Pacific and Atl
Terebella rubra Western Central Atlantic
Terebella turgidula Western Atlantic
Terebella virescens Western Indian Ocean
Terebellobranchia hugonis Western Central Pacific
Thelepus binakayanensis Western Central Pacific
Thelepus cincinnatus Northeast Atlantic, the M
Thelepus comatus Indo-Pacific.
Thelepus crispus terebellid worm Eastern Pacific. 30 TL
Thelepus extensus Antarctic Indian Ocean an
Thelepus gracilis Western Central Pacific
Thelepus hamatus Eastern Pacific
Thelepus japonicus Indo-West Pacific
Thelepus plagiostoma Indo-West Pacific and the
Thelepus robustus Western Central Atlantic
Thelepus setosus spaghetti worm Indo-Pacific, Atlantic Oc
Thelepus thoracicus Western Indian Ocean
Thelepus triserialis Mediterranean Sea.
Thelepus vaughani Western Indian Ocean
Thelothelepus capensis Western Central Atlantic



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