Phyllodocids are generally colourful and active annelids of the shallow water environments. They are characterised by their often flattened dorsal cirri, resembling paddles, which are the reason why they are known as paddle worms. They can produce mucus when disturbed. Several common species can be identified by their colour pattern when alive, but this fades with preservation.
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