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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidae [auctt.] 
AphiaID: 950

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErrantia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidae
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (spelling variation)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereididae Blainville, 1818
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia
redescription Pettibone, M.H. (1971). Revision of some species referred to Leptonereis, Nicon, and Laeonereis (Polychaeta: Nereididae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 104: 1-53., available online at
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Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Older spellings first stabilised on Nereidae as apparently first used by Blainville (see for example Johnston, 1865), but in current prevailing usage Nereididae is used. Pettibone (1971) appears to have first introduced Nereididae, although without explanation. The change has resulted in some confusion as to which formulation is code 'correct'. See also spelling & etymology note under Nereididae. Harper (1979:91) may be the first subsequent published comment on Pettibone's emendation. He reported in a footnote that he had checked with Pettibone and "the orthographic familial spelling is Nereididae (Pettibone, personal communication), thus the common term is nereidid. Whether this usage will be widely accepted remains to be seen". Under the 4th Edition code of 1999 Pettibone's emendation was not needed (29.5, 29.3) because Art. allows elided 'id' stems, thus the change is not mandatory. However, under the same article the change is kept because it is now in prevailing usage. [details]
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2006-11-26 16:53:26Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2011-08-27 04:10:53Z  checked  Read, Geoffrey
2011-08-28 22:29:41Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2011). Nereidae [auctt.]. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at on 2017-10-22