Ampharetidae
Ampharetidae are a family of terebellid "bristle worm" (class Polychaeta). As such, they belong to the order Canalipalpata, one of the three main clades of polychaetes. They appear to be most closely related to the peculiar alvinellids (Alvinellidae) which inhabit the deep sea, and somewhat less closely to the well-known trumpet worms (Pectinariidae). These three appear to form one of the main clades of terebellids.
Almost all are (like polychaetes in general) marine organisms; some inhabit brackish or freshwater though. Most are smallish deposit feeders which frequently live in small tubes they build from mud or similar substrate, or burrow in the sand.
The Ampharetidae are divided into three subfamilies: the large Ampharetinae, the much smaller Melinninae, and the monotypic[verification needed] Uschakovinae. Also, there are some ampharetid genera incertae sedis or in a quite basal position:
- Aryandes
- Pavelius
- Rytocephalus

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Ampharetidae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ampharetidae are a family of terebellid "bristle worm" (class Polychaeta). As such , they belong to the order Canalipalpata, one of the three main clades of ...
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Ampharetidae Malmgren, 1866 - World Register of Marine Species
Family Ampharetidae Malmgren, 1867. pages 169-230. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul Valentich. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of ...
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Ampharetidae - Overview - Encyclopedia of Life
Image of Ampharetidae. Melinantipoda antarctica Hartman, 1967 Trusted. Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 3.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0.
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Review of Anobothrus (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) from China ...
May 1, 2013 ... We reviewed ampharetid genus Anobothrus Levinsen, 1884 in China seas based upon material deposited in the Marine Biological Museum of ...
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Family Ampharetidae - Marine Species Identification Portal
Description, classification, synonyms of Family Ampharetidae - Ampharetids.
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ADW: Ampharetidae: CLASSIFICATION
Ampharetidae. KingdomAnimaliaanimals. Animalia: information (1) ... Canalipalpata: pictures (9). FamilyAmpharetidae. GenusAlkmaria. GenusAmage. Genus ...
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Terebelliform Polychaeta of the families Ampharetidae, Terebeludae ...
Ampharetidae one new genus, new species is-established Pseudoamphicteis papillosa as well as a new species of Auchenoplax, A. mesos. In the Terebellidae ...
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Ampharetidae last version.qxd - NMBAQC
13/10/2011. Identification keys for Terebellomorpha (Polychaeta) of the. Eastern Atlantic and the North Polar Basin. II. Ampharetidae. I.A. Jirkov. Department of ...
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Family Ampharetidae
Ampharetidae (collected from Tai Long Wan). Lateral view of entire worm. Ampharetidae (Click to enlarge) · Setae of Ampharetidae (Click to enlarge) ...
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Ampharetidae - Wikispecies
May 9, 2013 ... Subordo: Terebellida. Familia: Ampharetidae Subfamiliae (3): Ampharetinae - Melinninae - Uschakovinae. Overview of genera[edit]. Aryandes ...
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(Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) from Chinese waters - Springer
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by excluding Ampharetidae and Terebellidae. He suggested that the sister to Trichobranchus was Ampharetidae (based on their similar branchiae) and that Terebellidae was sister to Terebellides (because of their similar digestive system) .
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Pamela L. Beesley, Graham J. B. Ross, Australian Biological Resources Study, 2000
Ampharetidae. Ampharetids are short and compact, tubiculous worms. Numerous retractile buccal tentacles are present. Branchiae are paired and segmently arranged and may be smooth, lamellate or papillose. The body is divided into a ...
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"Structure and Composition of the Polychaete Community from Bahia San Quintin" by Victoria Daiz-Castaneda, A. de Leon Gonzalez et al.
The diversity patterns of the polychaete fauna from a Pacific coastal lagoon were described. Polychaetes were collected in 1995 and 1998. This lagoon is formed by 2 arms: the western arm named Bahia Falsa and the eastern arm named Bahia San Quintin. 46 stations were sampled with a geological box corer. A total of 3,275 polychaetes, 28 families, 56 genera, and 104 species were identified in 1995, and 3,168 polychaetes were collected in 1998, 21 families, 39 genera and 65 species. From all the macrofauna collected in both surveys, polychaetes represented 45.2%. From the species collected, 55% correspond to new records for the area. Families Dorvilleidae, Polynoidae, Oweniidae, Scalibregmatidae, Sternapsidae and Sigalionidae present in 1995, were not in 1998 survey. The stations with higher abundances (. 100 specimens/0.02 m2) were located on the southern half of Bahia San Quintin. Species richness and diversity were also higher in San Quintin Bay. From the 30 families previously reported for San Quintin lagoon, 23 have been collected and 6 families were added: Ampharetidae, Oweniidae, Scalibregmatidae, Sternapsidae, Dorvilleidae and Sigalionidae. Families not found in both surveys were: Paraonidae, Magelonidae, Apistobranchidae, Sphaerodoridae, Trichobranchidae, Chrysopetalidae and Arenicolidae. Results showed slightly lower redox potential values (2336 to 1187 mV), slightly higher sediment temperatures (19.88–22.18C) and organic matter contents (0.3–4.1%) in 1998. From 1995 to 1998 a change in the composition and structure of the polychaete communities was noted; species richness diminished from 104 to 65 species. The trophic complexity changed with an increase of deposit-feeders, the abundance of other trophic categories decreased, indicating a loss of complexity. Significant changes in the abundance of some families were detected, some increased their abundances: Spionidae from 17% to 48%, Orbiniidae from 4% to 13%; other families decreased in terms of abundance and number of species: Lumbrinereidae from 11% to 1.4%, Nereididae from 9% to 1% and Sabellidae from 14% to 5%. These modifications altered the composition and structure of the polychaete communities in this lagoon. Increased anthropogenic disturbance (oyster culture, agriculture) and environmental variability due to the ENSO 97–98 may have affected recruitment and survival of some polychaete species.
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WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Amphisamytha vanuatuensis Reuscher, Fiege & Wehe, 2009
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