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Terebellidae

[‚ter·ə′bel·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of polychaete annelids belonging to the Sedentaria which are chiefly large, thick-bodied, tubicolous forms with the anterior end covered by a matted mass of tentacular cirri.
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This entire clade is in turn a sister group to a clade consisting of the capitellid and terebellid families.
A dissecting microscope with a video camera was used to observe the behavior of six-setiger Nereis juveniles on sediments of three types: surface sediments of False Bay origin; clean, not previously seawateraged, foundry sand; and surface sediments of False Bay origin contaminated with the dibromobenzyl alcohol produced by the terebellid polychaete Thelepus crispus.
Examples of such populations include the terebellid polychaete Lanice conchileca in the North Sea (Buhr, 1976; Weber and Ernst, 1978) and the hemichordate Balanoglossus in the southeastern United States (Peterson and Peterson, 1979).