g.read at niwa.cri.nz
Tue Mar 18 02:22:08 EST 1997
Dr. Ralf Bastrop wrote:
> We are studying the biological invasion of North Sea and Baltic coastal
> waters by polychaetes of the genus MARENZELLERIA. [...]
> The following list contains synonyms of spionids of the genus
> MARENZELLERIA under which specimens that would be of interest to us may
> have been deposited in your museum collections or in other sources that
> you know of.
> MARENZELLERIA WIRENI [...]
> MARENZELLERIA VIRIDIS [...]
> MARENZELLERIA JONESI
> SCOLECOLEPIDES BENHAMI Ehlers, 1907 (New Zealand)
A very interesting project.
Can I point out that Scolecolepides is not actually a synonym of
Marenzelleria. The four (I think) Scolecolepides species from NZ,
Australia, and Argentina would be an uncomfortable fit into Marenzelleria,
although the relationship might be quite close.
I haven't read many of the papers. Are the Marenzelleria spp. an
ecological problem in any way in the Baltic & North Sea to merit the
flood of interest -- or is it just the shock of the new? What are they
doing to the other fauna? Anyone looking at that?
(Please post any observations to the list.) :-)
Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>
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