Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida > Class Polychaeta > Subclass Sedentaria > Infraclass Canalipalpata > Order Terebellida > Suborder Terebellomorpha

Ampharetidae Malmgren, 1866

Rank: Family
Taxon Status: accepted


Uschakovius Laubier, 1973


basis of record

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

additional source

Day, J.H. 1964. A review of the family Ampharetidae (Polychaeta). Annals of the South African Museum, 48(4): 97-120.

additional source

Salazar Vallejo, Sergio I.; Hutchings Pat, A. 2012. A review of characters useful in delineating ampharetid genera (Polychaeta). Zootaxa (3402): 45-53

additional source

Imajima, Minoru; Reuscher, Michael; Fiege, Dieter. 2013. Ampharetidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Japan. Part II: Genera with elevated and modified notopodia. Zootaxa 3647(1): 137–166

additional source

Fauchald, Kristian (2007). World Register of Polychaeta

additional source

Hilbig, Brigitte 2000. Family Ampharetidae Malmgren, 1867. pages 169-230. IN: Blake, James A.; Hilbig, Brigitte; and Scott, Paul Valentich. Taxonomic Atlas of the Benthic Fauna of the Santa Maria Basin and Western Santa Barbara Channel. 7 - The Annelida Part 4. Polychaeta: Fabelligeridae to Sternaspidae. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Santa Barbara

additional source

Holthe, Torleif 1986. Evolution, systematics, and distribution of the Polychaeta Terebellomorpha, with a catalogue of the taxa and a bibliography. Gunneria, 55: 1-236.

additional source

Holthe, Torleif 1986. Polychaeta Terebellomorpha. Marine Invertebrates of Scandinavia 7: 1-192.

additional source

Reuscher, M.; Fiege, D.; Wehe, T. 2009. Four new species of Ampharetidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Pacific hot vents and cold seeps, with a key and synoptic table of characters for all genera. Zootaxa 2191: 1-40

additional source

Jirkov, I. A. 2011. Discussion of taxonomic characters and classification of Ampharetidae (Polychaeta). Italian Journal of Zoology 78(Supplement 1): 78-94



External Links



Read, G. (2014). Ampharetidae. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:981




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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