Polychaetes: British Amphinomida, Spintherida and Eunicida

Polychaetes are one of the most widespread, abundant and diverse elements of the British – and indeed the world – marine fauna. They dominate many habitat types, occur in or on all types of substratum, in waters of all levels of salinity, and at all depths in the ocean.

This Synopsis covers the groups known in older literature as the amphinomids, spintherids and eunicids – groups including genera notoriously difficult to identify.