Sabella spallanzanii

Helmut Zibrowius hzibrowi at com.univ-mrs.fr
Thu Dec 18 17:34:22 EST 1997


On Wed, 19 Nov 1997 17:03:25 +1100, Geoff Read wrote:

>Robin Wilson wrote:

>> Greg Parry at MAFRI discovered also that Sabella
>> spallanzanii is distasteful to most common PPB fish species ...
>
>Ermm,  does he know about Gambi et al., 1994:597 in the 4th IPC vol.? I
>quote: "The use of this species as a bait by anglers is limited to some
>localities in Sardinia ... It seems particularly suitable as bait for
>catching large Sparidae (Righini, 1991). The potential for a larger market
>for this species is supported by the results of some preliminary tests ..."

when I went diving in Marseille harbour, I saw an old angler on the quay.
Seeing him there, I felt safer for my car and I wanted to be kind to him.
So I proposed him to get some of these big worms for him, for bait. But he
said that fish do not like it.

However, specimens can be found that have incomplete or regenerating 
tentacle crowns. Probably bitten away by mistake before the fish noticed
the full taste?

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