Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

description

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.
  • 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
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Ecology

Associations

Known predators

  • Christian RR, Luczkovich JJ (1999) Organizing and understanding a winter’s seagrass foodweb network through effective trophic levels. Ecol Model 117:99–124
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Known prey organisms

Orbiniidae (Deposit-feeding polychaetes) preys on:
algae
bacteria
Microfauna
meiofauna

Based on studies in:
USA: Florida (Estuarine)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Christian RR, Luczkovich JJ (1999) Organizing and understanding a winter’s seagrass foodweb network through effective trophic levels. Ecol Model 117:99–124
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 266
Specimens with Sequences: 205
Specimens with Barcodes: 197
Species: 41
Species With Barcodes: 35
Public Records: 108
Public Species: 22
Public BINs: 23
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Wikipedia

Orbiniidae

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.[2]

The family was revised in 1957 by Hartman [3] and some further revisions were made by Blake in 2000.[4]

Genera[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b World Register of Marine Species
  2. ^ Orbiniidae polychaetes (Polychaeta: Scolecida) from Coiba Island, eastern Pacific of Panama, with description of a new species
  3. ^ Hartman, O. 1957. Orbiniidae, Apistobranchidae, Paraonidae and Longosomidae. Allan Hancock Pacific Exped. 15: 211-393.
  4. ^ Blake, J.A. 2000. A new genus and species of polychaete worm (Family Orbiniidae) from methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, with a review of the systematics and phylogenetic interrelationships of the genera of Orbiniidae. Cah. Biol. Mar. 41: 435-449.
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