Key:  Family Eunicidae

Phylum Annelida
  Class Polychaeta
    Order Eunicida

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996 p. 143 (Copyright 1987, 1996, University of Washington Press.  Used in this web page by permission of University of Washington Press)
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1a  With a pair of tentacular cirri on the peristomium 2
1b Without tentacular cirri on the peristomium Marphysa stylobranchiata
2a Gills appearing first on setiger 3, with not more than 16 filaments; hooded hooks ventral to the aciculae yellow Eunice valens
2b Gills appearing first on setiger 5-7, with as many as 40 filaments; hooded hooks ventral to the aciculae black Eunice ?aphroditois



Taxonomic Levels Represented in This Key:

  Eunice valens



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