MNHIV073 at sivm.si.edu
Mon Jul 14 07:50:09 EST 1997
Dear Annelid Folks,
A colleage asked me to post this letter on the Annelida discussion
list. Please respond directly to Allegra Small
(small.allegra at nmnh.si.edu).
<<Syllidae and Capitellidae specialists,
I am with the Smithsonian's Marine Systems Laboratory. We are
currently attempting to identify all of the organisms in our 130
gallon Caribbean coral reef system. I have collected polychaetes I
believe to be in the Syllidae and Capitellidae families, but have yet
to find a specialist to identify them for me.
I would certainly appreciate it if I could send these specimens to
someone who could help with their identification.
The bulk (90%+) of the collections for this tank were taken from
Mayaguana in 1991. Since that time we have had only a few specific
additions into the system mostly from other Caribbean
locations, but occasionally a Pacific item. We believe that very few
other organisms were introduced into the system when these small
additions were made, and therefore, the specimens I would send
are most likely from Mayaguana.
Allegra M. Small phone: 202-357-3166
Marine Systems Laboratory fax: 202-357-3037
Smithsonian Institution email: small.allegra at nmnh.si.edu
NHB E-119 MRC 164
Washington D.C. 20560>>
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