Typhloscolecidae

Typhloscolecidae

[‚tif·lō·skō′les·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of pelagic polychaete annelids belonging to the Errantia.
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Of the 83 families of known polychaetes (Rouse & Pleijel, 2001), only the Tomopteridae, Alciopidae, Lopadorhynchidae, Iospilidae, Typhloscolecidae, and Pontodoridae are exclusively pelagic (Fauchald, 1977; Stop-Bowitz,1981).
A total of eight species of planktonic polychaetes were determined; seven of these belong to the families Tomopteridae, Iospilidae, Lopadorhynchidae, Typhloscolecidae and one undetermined species belongs to the family Alciopidae.
Therefore, the results of this study increased the records of pelagic polychaetes and added species from the families Iospilidae and Typhloscolecidae.