The following genera belong to Seraphidae:
Diameza and Miniseraphs are treated as subgenera by Jung, 1974.
- Seraps Ferussac, 1822
- Seraphe Blainville, 1825-1827
- Seraphys Gray, 1841
- Serapis Link, 1830
- Seraphsidae Jung, 1974
- Terebellidae Korobkov, 1955
- Terebellidae Sacco, 1893
- Terebellinae De Gregorio, 1880
- The name Terebellidae is preoccupied, since a polychaete family is named in that way (Terebellidae Grube, 1851: type genus Terebella Linnaeus, 1767) (Jung, 1974)
- The earliest Seraphidae are known from the paleocene. From there to the eocene, there was a rapid morphological development into several genera. Most of them became extinct, only Terebellum survived. (see Jung & Abbott, 1967, Wenz, 1938)
- G. Kronenberg: The name Seraphidae (originally spelled as Seraphina) Gray, 1853 is correct. Seraphsidae Jung, 1974 is a junior synonym, Jung being unaware of the name proposed by Gray
- G. Rosenberg: the correct spelling of the family name is Seraphidae, not Seraphsidae. The genus Seraphs was named by Montfort, 1810. He did not give a derivation, but gave the French equivalent as "Seraphe". Therefore it is clear that the final "s" of Seraphs is not part of the root of the word.