Key:  Family Hesionidae

Phylum Annelida
  Class Polychaeta
    Subclass Palpata
      Order Aciculata
        Suborder Phyllodocida

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996 p. 128 (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 2 prostomial antennae 2
1b With 3 prostomial antennae 3
2a With 6 pairs of tentacular cirri Micropodarke dubia
2b With 8 pairs of tentacular cirri Kefersteinia cirrata
3a With 6 pairs of tentacular cirri (a dark brown species abundant intertidally, especially on muddy sand where there are growths of Ulva, Enteromorpha, and other algae) Ophiodromus pugettensis
3b With 8 pairs of tentacular cirri Podarkeopsis brevipalpa

Taxonomic Levels Represented in This Key:

  Micropodarke dubia
  Ophiodromus pugettensis

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