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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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Reversed precedence of Paraonidae (in Cerruti, 1909) over Levinseniidae (in Mesnil & Caullery, 1898) is fixed by ICZN opinion ruling (1979). However, arguably Paraonidae was never under threat. Sees Notes and editor's comment under genus Paraonis.

References

  • Cerruti, Attilio. (1909). Contributo all'anatomia, biologia e sistematica delle Paraonidae (Levinsenidae) con particolare riguardo alle specie del golfo di Napoli. Mittheilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel. 19(3): 459-512, plates 18-19.
  • International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). (1979). Opinion 1139: Paraonis Grube, 1873 (Polychaeta, Paraonidae): designation of a type species under the plenary powers. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 36(2): 114-118.

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Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188. Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188. Cerruti, Attilio. (1909). Contributo all'anatomia, biologia e sistematica delle Paraonidae (Levinsenidae) con particolare riguardo alle specie del golfo di Napoli. <em>Mittheilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel.</em> 19(3): 459-512, plates 18-19. International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). (1979). Opinion 1139: <i>Paraonis</i> Grube, 1873 (Polychaeta, Paraonidae): designation of a type species under the plenary powers. <em>Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.</em> 36(2): 114-118.
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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.
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Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188. Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188. Cerruti, Attilio. (1909). Contributo all'anatomia, biologia e sistematica delle Paraonidae (Levinsenidae) con particolare riguardo alle specie del golfo di Napoli. <em>Mittheilungen aus der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel.</em> 19(3): 459-512, plates 18-19. International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). (1979). Opinion 1139: <i>Paraonis</i> Grube, 1873 (Polychaeta, Paraonidae): designation of a type species under the plenary powers. <em>Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature.</em> 36(2): 114-118.
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