Protodrilidae

Protodrilidae

[‚prōd·ō′dril·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of annelids belonging to the Archiannelida.
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Protodrilus Hatschek, 1880, and Astomus Jouin, 1979, are two genera belonging to the family Protodrilidae Czerniavsky (1881) (Hatschek, 1878, 1888, 1893).
Thirty-seven species were previously recorded and described in the family Protodrilidae, mainly from waters around the Atlantic and New Zealand (Langerhans, 1880; Wieser, 1957; von Nordheim, 1983, 1989; Reiser, 1997; Domenico et al, 2013; Martinez et al, 2013).
Purschke and Jouin (1988) and Purschke (1993) demonstrated that the three families, Protodrilidae, Protodriloidae, and Saccocirridae, each possess a pair of palps (not tentacles) and form a distinct order, Protodrilida, as a sister group to Spionida.