Key and synoptic table for all genera of Ampharetidae and Melinnidae:

Reuscher M, Fiege D, Wehe T (2009). Four new species of Ampharetidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Pacific hot vents and cold seeps, with a key and synoptic table of characters for all genera. Zootaxa 2191: 1-40.


Discussion of taxonomic characters in Ampharetidae (and Melinnidae)

Jirkov IA (2011). Discussion of taxonomic characters and classification of Ampharetidae (Polychaeta), Italian Journal of Zoology 78:sup1, 78-94.

Salazar-Vallejo SI og Hutchings P (2012). A review of characters useful in delineating ampharetid genera (Polychaeta). Zootaxa 3402: 45–53.


North East Atlantic Terebellomorpha key:

Jirkov IA og Leontovitch MK (2013). Identification keys for Terebellomorpha (Polychaeta) of the eastern Atlantic and the North Polar basin. Invertebrate Zoology [aka Zoologiya Bespozvonochnykh] 10 (2): 217 - 243.


North East Atlantic Ampharete key and synoptic table:

Parapar J, Kongsrud JA, Kongshavn K, Alvestad T, Aneiros F, Moreira J (2017 (2018 in print issue)). A new species of Ampharete (Annelida: Ampharetidae) from the NW Iberian Peninsula, with a synoptic table comparing NE Atlantic species of the genus. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 183(3): 526-555.

Parapar J, Moreira J, Barnich R (2019). A new species of Ampharete (Annelida: Ampharetidae) from the West Shetland shelf (NE Atlantic Ocean), with two updated keys to the species of the genus in North Atlantic waters. European Journal of Taxonomy. (531): 1-16.


North East Atlantic Amphicteis key

Parapar J, Helgason GV, Jirkov I, Moreira J (2011). Taxonomy and distribution of the genus Amphicteis (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) collected by the BIOICE project in Icelandic waters. Journal of Natural History 45(23-24): 1477-1499.


North East Atlantic Melinna synopsis:

Mackie ASY og Pleijel F (1995). A review of the Melinna cristata-species group (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) in the northeastern Atlantic. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen zoologischen Museum und Institut 92: 103-124.