General Feature

   Pilargiidae are present in diverse habitat but moderate in number. They are commonly found in shallow waters and live in coarse to mixed sediments.

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Whole segment


Small prostomium.

2-3 antennae. 

Simple or biarticulated palps.

2 pair of tentacular cirri. 

Proboscis eversible and no teeth in mouth.

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Parapodia and setae

Parapodia are uniramous.

Dorsal and ventral cirri present.

Setae are simple; some genera have spines or hooks.

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Simple setae




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Genus: Sigambra

Body flattened , 3 antennae, biarticulate palps and 2 pairs of tentacular cirri present.

Antennaes are longer than palps

Emergent notopodial hooks present.

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Notopodial hook


Amphinomidae Dorvilleidae Eunicidae Glyceridae Goniadidae Hesionidae Lumbrineridae Nephytidae Nereidae Onuphidae Phyllodocidae Pilargiidae Polynoidae Sigalionidae

Developed by: P. L. Chan     Last modified: 4 April,00