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Orbinia sertulata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Polychaeta
Subclass: Scolecida
Family: Orbiniidae [1]
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Orbiniidae is a family of polychaete worms. Orbiniids are mostly unselective deposit feeders on marine detritus. They can be found from the neritic zone to abyssal depths.[2]

The family was revised in 1957 by Hartman [3] and some further revisions were made by Blake in 2000.[4]



  1. ^ a b World Register of Marine Species
  2. ^ Orbiniidae polychaetes (Polychaeta: Scolecida) from Coiba Island, eastern Pacific of Panama, with description of a new species
  3. ^ Hartman, O. 1957. Orbiniidae, Apistobranchidae, Paraonidae and Longosomidae. Allan Hancock Pacific Exped. 15: 211-393.
  4. ^ Blake, J.A. 2000. A new genus and species of polychaete worm (Family Orbiniidae) from methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, with a review of the systematics and phylogenetic interrelationships of the genera of Orbiniidae. Cah. Biol. Mar. 41: 435-449.