Replies to Sabella spallanzanii
EleniTW_at_AMBS at amsg.austmus.gov.au
Thu Aug 7 17:52:20 EST 1997
I have received the following replies to my query on Sabella
Sabella spallanzanii used to run under the name Spirographis
spallanzanii and used to be considered a "typical" Mediterranean
species. Thus., most of the studies of the beast will be in French or
Italian journals. I am pretty sure you would get an earful if you
contacted Maria Cristina Gambi at the Naples Lab.
I am a researcher currently working on non-native species in
Chesapeake Bay. One of the primary transport mechanisms we are
investigating, is ship ballast water. You may have seen some of Jim
Carlton's work on the west coast of the US (I suggest you get several
of his papers, if you haven't already- at least one of them, Carlton
and Cohen, 1996 is available over the internet at a non indigenous
species web site) To date we have sampled over 150 ships in the Bay,
and there is definite evidence that larvae, juveniles and adults of
many species of polychaetes are being transported live in ballast
water. Though we have never seen a sabellid, we have gotten
serpulids. Again, we have found many different species and life
stages of crabs in ballast water, though not the green crab (yet).
I am doing my PhD at Melbourne uni on ecological interactions between
Sabella spallanzanii and other sessile organisms. I know of very few
publications on Sabella, but I have listed a few below (if you have
others, I'd appreciate them too). With regard to larval tolerances
etc, you might try getting in touch with Yuri Shiraki at Flinders Uni
(yuri.shiraki at flinders.edu.au)-she has had some success at rearing
larvae through to settlement. As for survival in ballast tanks, it is
not implausable that adult worms could live inside ballast tanks.
They seem to have no problem living attached to metal objects, and I
believe that adult specimens have been found in seawater storage tanks
at the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute at Queenscliff, Vic.
Carey,JM; Watson,JE (1992): Benthos of the muddy bottom habitat of the
geelong arm of Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia. Vic. Nat. 109,
Dales,RP (1961): The coelomic and peritoneal cell systems of some
Sabellid polychaetes. Quart. J. micr. Sci. 102, 327-346.
Fauchald,K; Jumars,PA (1979): The diet of worms: a study of polychaete
feeding guilds. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 17, 193-284.
Fitzhugh,K (1989): A systematic revision of the
Sabellidae-Caobangidae-Sabellongidae complex (Annelida: Polychaeta).
Bull. Amer. Mus. Nat. Hist. 192, 1-104.
Gambi,MC; Castelli,A; Giangrande,A; Lanera,P; Prevedelli,D; Zunarelli
Vandini,R (1994): Polychaetes of commercial and applied interest in
Italy: an overview. In: Actes de la 4eme Conference internationale des
Polychetes. Vol. 162. (Eds: Dauvin,JC; Laubier,L; Reish,DJ) Mem. Mus.
natn. Hist. nat., Paris, 593-603.
* Giangrande,A; Petraroli,A (1994): Observations on reprocuction and
growth of Sabella spallanzanii (Polychaeta, Sabellidae) in the
Mediterranean Sea. In: Actes de la 4eme Conference internationale des
Polychetes. 162nd ed. Vol. 162. (Eds: Dauvin,JC; Laubier,L; Reish,DJ)
Mem. Mus. natn. Hist. Nat., Paris, 51-56.
Koechlin,N (1977): Installation d'une epifaune a Spirographis
spallanzanii Viviani, Sycon ciliatum Fabricus et Ciona intestinalis
(L.) dans le Port de Plaisance De Lezardrieux (Cotes-du-Nord). Cah.
Biol. Mar. 18, 325-337.
McEuen,FS; Wu,BL; Chia,FS (1983): Reproduction and development of
Sabella media a sabellid polychaete with extratubular brooding. Mar.
Biol 76, 301-309.
Parry, G et al(1996). Final report to FRDC: Mapping and distribution
of Sabella spallanzanii in Port Phillip Bay.
Geordie Clapin was doing some research on Sabella spallanzanii with
CSIRO here in WA. I know he published the following report, but more
research was done after this date. I'm not sure of the details of the
project. I can't find his email address at the moment and I know he
was leaving CSIRO soon. You might try contacting the CSIRO marine
labs where the work was being carried out. Phone number: (08) 9422
Clapin, G and Evans, D (1995) The status of the introduced marine
fanworm Sabella spallanzan in Western Australia : a preliminary
investigation. CSIRO Division of Fisheries, Technical report (Centre
for Research on Introduced Marine Pests (Australia)) ; no. 2.
Someone else to contact would be Sabastian Rainer or Marnie Nelson.
They both work at Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests,
Dr Sebastian F. Rainer
CSIRO Division of Fisheries
Marine Laboratories Castray Esplanade, Hobart, Tas AUSTRALIA
(Postcode: 7000) E-mail: sebastian.rainer at ml.csiro.au
Tel: 61-02-32-5377 Fax: 61-02-32-5485
Newell, RC. 1970 "Biology of intertidal animals" discusses some of the
physiology of S.spallenzanii based on reviews of several papers
published through the period 1930-1960. most of the data presented is
on S.pavonina but there is a bit of comparative stuff with
S.spallenzanii, including an oxygen dissociation curve of the
respiratory pigment (chlorocruorin).
Thanks everybody for your help and interest. I'll keep you all
informed of any more replies that I get.
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