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Augener (1928) provided an overview of the Ampharetidae in Spitsbergen including a key to the genera and discussion of the occurring species, pp. 775-784.

  • Augener, H. (1928). Die Polychäten von Spitzbergen. Fauna Arctica, 5, 646-836. [in German].
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For an identification key of Ampharetidae found on hydrothermal vents and cold seeps see Reuscher et al. (2011).

  • Reuscher, M., Fiege, D. & Wehe, T. (2011). Terebellomorph polychaetes from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps with the description of two new species of Terebellidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) representing the first records of the family from deep-sea vents. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S0025315411000658.
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A description of the family, including a comprehensive discussion of the relevant taxonomic characters and a list of described species can be found in Holthe (1986).

  • Holthe, T. (1986). Evolution, systematics, and distribution of the Polychaeta Terebellomorpha, with a catalogue of the taxa and a bibliography. Gunneria, 55, 1-236.
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