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Still Digging: Advances and Perspectives in the Study of the Diversity of Several Sedentarian Annelid Families

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Tjärnö Marine Laboratory, Department of Marine Sciences, University of Gothenburg, SE 452 96 Strömstad, Sweden
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N.A. Pertsov White Sea Biological Station, Biological Faculty, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119234 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Biology, University of Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
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Sektion Marine Evertebraten II, Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum Senckenberg, 60325 Frankfurt, Germany
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Molecular Ecology Group (MEG), Water Research Institute (IRSA), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), 28922 Pallanza, Italy
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Academic Editors: Michael Wink, Pat Hutchings and Maria Capa
Diversity 2021, 13(3), 132; https://doi.org/10.3390/d13030132
Received: 14 January 2021 / Revised: 17 February 2021 / Accepted: 22 February 2021 / Published: 18 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Systematics and Diversity of Annelids)
Sedentarian annelids are a diverse and heterogeneous group of marine worms representing more than 8600 species gathered in ca. 43 families. The attention brought to these organisms is unevenly distributed among these families, and the knowledge about them sometimes scarce. We review here the current knowledge about the families Acrocirridae, Cirratulidae (including Ctenodrilidae), Cossuridae, Longosomatidae, Paraonidae, and Sternaspidae in terms of biodiversity as well as the evolution of the taxonomy and systematics of each group. We present the challenges faced when studying these organisms and compare methodologies across groups and perspectives in future research. View Full-Text
Keywords: Annelida; systematics; biodiversity; taxonomy; Acrocirridae; Cirratulidae; Sternaspidae; Longosomatidae; Paraonidae; Cossuridae Annelida; systematics; biodiversity; taxonomy; Acrocirridae; Cirratulidae; Sternaspidae; Longosomatidae; Paraonidae; Cossuridae
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Grosse, M.; Zhadan, A.; Langeneck, J.; Fiege, D.; Martínez, A. Still Digging: Advances and Perspectives in the Study of the Diversity of Several Sedentarian Annelid Families. Diversity 2021, 13, 132. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13030132

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Grosse M, Zhadan A, Langeneck J, Fiege D, Martínez A. Still Digging: Advances and Perspectives in the Study of the Diversity of Several Sedentarian Annelid Families. Diversity. 2021; 13(3):132. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13030132

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Grosse, Maël, Anna Zhadan, Joachim Langeneck, Dieter Fiege, and Alejandro Martínez. 2021. "Still Digging: Advances and Perspectives in the Study of the Diversity of Several Sedentarian Annelid Families" Diversity 13, no. 3: 132. https://doi.org/10.3390/d13030132

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