Sources for polychaete ecology
jscat1 at ptialaska.net
Fri Jun 14 02:18:54 EST 1996
This is my first post here, and probably not my last. I am working as a
tech on a project studying macro-invertebrates from benthic samples
from Southeasr Alaska. The vast majority of inverts we are finding are
polychaetes. We are getting, on average, about 30 species of polychaete
per sample (samples were sieved through 500 um mesh). We are counting
the numbers of each species. Part of my job is to identify and search
the literature for ecological information about the most common and/or
the important species we are finding. We would appreciate any
reproductive, predator/prey, larval settlement, etc information about
the following of our top ten most common species or families:
Mediomastus californiensis (Fam. Capitellidae), Myriochele oculata (Fam.
Oweniidae), Nephtys cf. cornuta (Fam. Nephtyidae), Prionospio sp. (Fam.
Spionidae), Lumbrineris luti (Fam. Lumbrineridae), Tenonia priops (Fam.
Polynoidae), Magelona berkeleyi (Fam. Magelonidae), Glycera tenuis (Fam.
Glyceridae), Nereis sp. (Fam. Nereidae), and Polydora cardalia (Fam
Spionidae). I realize that many of these species (as well as the 90+
more that are not in our top ten) are not very well known. Information
on other species in these families would be helpfull. Thanks in advance-
[Aaron Baldwin <jscat1 at ptialaska.net>]
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