Overview

Brief Summary

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 Scolecida.

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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

description

Body long and slender with lateral parapodia. Prostomium with a single antenna or antennae absent. Branchiae present on a limited number of median setigers in most species. All setae simple, including capillaries and various, usually postbranchial, hooks or otherwise modified 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

Paraonidae (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:100
Specimens with Sequences:51
Specimens with Barcodes:50
Species:21
Species With Barcodes:15
Public Records:17
Public Species:4
Public BINs:4
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Barcode data

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