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Table 1 Number of species and dispersal potential (in parentheses) by family of polychaetes from the Gulf of California

From: Geographical patterns in species richness of the benthic polychaetes in the continental shelf of the Gulf of California, Mexican Pacific

Family No. of species Family No. of species
Acoetidae (undet.) 4 Onuphidae (low) 17
Ampharetidae (low) 8 Opheliidae (high) 4
Amphinomidae (high) 3 Orbiniidae (medium) 8
Capitellidae (high) 10 Oweniidae (high) 1
Chaetopteridae (high) 1 Paraonidae (undet.) 11
Chrysopetalidae (undet.) 1 Phyllodocidae (high) 9
Cirratulidae (medium) 11 Pilargidae (undet.) 5
Cossuridae (undet.) 2 Pisionidae (undet.) 1
Dorvilleidae (medium) 2 Poecilochaetidae (high) 1
Eulepethidae (undet.) 1 Polynoidae (high) 7
Eunicidae (high) 6 Sabellidae (medium) 9
Euphrosinidae (undet.) 1 Serpulidae (high) 1
Flabelligeridae (undet.) 4 Sigalionidae (high) 6
Glyceridae (high) 6 Spionidae (medium) 21
Goniadidae (high) 4 Sternaspidae (undet.) 1
Hesionidae (high) 4 Syllidae (low) 7
Longosomatidae (undet.) 1 Terebellidae (medium) 12
Lumbrineridae (low) 14 Trichobranchidae (low) 6
Magelonidae (high) 5   
Maldanidae (low) 8   
Nephtyidae (high) 6 Total species 244
Nereididae (medium) 12 Total families 41
Oenonidae (undet.) 3   
  1. Based on Carson and Hentschel (2006); Undet. = undetermined