The Order Phyllodocida is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Suborder (4): Aphroditiformia · Glyceriformia · Nereidiformia · Phyllodociformia
- Family (33): Acoetidae · Alciopidae · Antonbruuniidae · Aphroditidae · Calamyzidae · Chrysopetalidae · Eulepethidae · Glyceridae · Goniadidae · Hesionidae · Ichthyotomidae · Iospilidae · Lacydoniidae · Lopadorrhynchidae · Microphthalmidae · Myzostomidae · Nautiliniellidae · Nephtyidae · Nereidae · Nereididae · Paralacydoniidae · Pholoidae · Phyllodocidae · Pilargidae · Pisionidae · Polynoidae · Pontodoridae · Sigalionidae · Sphaerodoridae · Syllidae · Tomopteridae · Typhloscolecidae · Yndolaciidae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 2,571 species and subspecies in the Order Phyllodocida.
Glyceridae is a family of polychaete worms. They are commonly referred to as beak-thrower worms or bloodworms. They are bright red, segmented, aquatic worms. The proboscis worm Glycera is sometimes called bloodworm. The Glyceridae are ferocious epi- and infaunal polychaetes that prey upon small invertebrates. They are errant burrowers that build galleries of interconnected tubes to aid in catching their prey. [more]
Hesionidae are a family of phyllodocid "bristle worms" (class Polychaeta). They are (like almost all polychaetes) marine organisms. Most are found on the continental shelf; Hesiocaeca methanicola is found on methane ice, where it feeds on bacterial biofilms. [more]
Nephtyidae is a taxonomic family of worms. They are commonly referred to as catworms. [more]
Nereididae (formerly spelled Nereidae) are a family of polychaete worms. It contains about 500 ? mostly marine ? species grouped into 42 genera. They may be commonly called ragworms or clam worms. [more]
A family of scaled Polychaete worms known as the "scale worms". Short and flat, specimens reach as much as 20 cm in length and 10 cm width. An almost-constant number of small segments is the norm. They are covered by scales, technically termed elytra. They are active hunters, but generally dwell in protected environments such as under stones. [more]
More info about the Family Yndolaciidae may be found here.
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