The Paraonidae is a family of polychaete annelid worms. As treated by Fauchald (1977), this family, which includes fewer than a dozen genera, was one of three families in the order Orbiniida, but in more recent treatments (Read and Fauchald 2012 in World Register of Marine Species database), this order is not recognized and the Paraonidae is one of nine families in the subclass Polychaeta and includes fewer than a dozen genera.
- Fauchald">http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf">Fauchald, K. 1977. The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA) Science Series 28:1-188, available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
- Read, G. and K. Fauchald. 2012. Paraonidae. In: Read, G. and K. Fauchald. World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=903 on 2012-11-19