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Highly mobile animals with long slender bodies and many segments. Prostomium with 4 or 5 pairs of antennae. Peristomium with 2-4 pairs of tentacular cirri. Parapodia are usually uniramous with the notopodium represented by the expanded foliose dorsal cirri which characterise the family. Neurosetae are compound and (if present) notosetae simple.

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