For an identification key of Ampharetidae found on hydrothermal vents and cold seeps see Reuscher et al. (2011).
A description of the family, including a comprehensive discussion of the relevant taxonomic characters and a list of described species can be found in Holthe (1986).
From the Arctic Ocean
Augener (1928) provided an overview of the Ampharetidae in Spitsbergen including a key to the genera and discussion of the occurring species, pp. 775-784.
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