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Similar to the Nereidae but with all setae simple and unarmed proboscis. Prostomium with 2-3 antennae; palps simple or bi-articulate. 2 pairs of tentacular cirri. In some species the notopodium may be reduced or lacking. Setae are always simple. Notopodia may be represented by a strongly reflexed hook or an acicular spine; neurosetae always simple serrated

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