Polynoidae

Polynoidae

[‚päl·ə′nȯi‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The largest family of polychaetes, included in the Errantia and having a body of varying size and shape that is covered with elytra.
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24 Polynoidae Sabellariidae Sigalionidae Spionidae Terebellidae Trichobranchidae Other 0.
The polychaete family Polynoidae was not influenced numerically during harvest, but declined in harvest plots compared with reference plots after harvest was completed.
Chukchi n = 62 n = 30 Stomachs containing 92 93 invertebrates (%) Stomachs containing only 66 70 Taxon invertebrates (%) Invertebrates All Porifera All Polychaeta 5 17 Polynoidae 7 Nereididae, Nereis spp.
Families Dorvilleidae, Polynoidae, Oweniidae, Scalibregmatidae, Sternapsidae and Sigalionidae present in 1995, were not in 1998 survey.
The following families present in 1995 were not found in the 1998 survey: Dorvilleidae, Polynoidae, Oweniidae, Scalibregmatidae, Sternapsidae and Sigalionidae.
The proportion of families changed, some families disappeared completely in the 1998 survey: Dorvilleidae, Polynoidae, Oweniidae, Scalibregmatidae, Sternapsidae, Sigalionidae.
Polychaeta Magelonidae * 89 85 20 118 Capitellidae * 101 95 27 36 Cirratulidae * 17 10 22 93 Obiniidae * 31 41 74 60 Nereidae * 55 21 16 12 Glyceridae * 10 7 12 3 Goniadidae 8 7 7 Opheliidae 7 20 1 Lumbrineridae 1 2 2 Sabellidae 7 1 Nephytydae * 5 Spionidae * 3 Onuphidae * 1 Polynoidae * 1 Gastropoda Bulla gouldiana + 15 3 6 3 Haminoea vesicula * 8 2 3 1 Acteocina spp.