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Nephtyidae

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Nephtyidae is a taxonomic family of polychaete worms.[1] They are commonly referred to as catworms.[2]

Characteristics

Nephtyidae are pale, clearly segmented polychaetes with a small pentagonal prostomium with two pairs of small antennae. Their segments are little differentiated and have a rectangular cross-section.[3]
Nephtyids are active predators, with a strong muscular proboscis, armed with two well developed jaws.[4]

They can dig relatively fast through sandy sediments. They can also swim with sinuous movements.[5]

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Nepthyidae polychaetes, found off the Palmer Peninsula, Antarctica, 1962.

References

  1. ^ "Nephtyidae | NBN Atlas". species.nbnatlas.org. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  2. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Nephtyidae Grube, 1850". www.marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  3. ^ Jirkov, Igor A.; Dnestrovskaya, Nataliya Yu; Alalykina, Inna L. (2017-11-07). "Identification key to Nephtyidae (Annelida) of the Sea of Okhotsk". ZooKeys. 684: 1–18. doi:10.3897/zookeys.684.12180. ISSN 1313-2970. PMC 5523181.
  4. ^ "Nephtyidae". www.annelida.net. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  5. ^ "MarLIN - The Marine Life Information Network - A catworm (Nephtys hombergii)". www.marlin.ac.uk. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
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Nephtyidae: Brief Summary

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Nephtyidae is a taxonomic family of polychaete worms. They are commonly referred to as catworms.

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