IUBio Biosequences .. Software .. Molbio soft .. Network News .. FTP

Freshwater serpulids

Harry A. ten Hove hove at bio.uva.nl
Tue Sep 2 07:51:33 EST 1997

>I am a postgraduate student at the University of Portsmouth, England
>who is new to your list. I am interested in freshwater serpulids and
>wondered if anybody has any information about their lifestyles,
>tolerances and associated taxa. I have heard of Marifugia cavatica
>that exists in some caves in the former Yugoslavia, but the only
>reference cited is from 1930 in an obscure journal and is not in
>English! Does anybody have any further references or info' from
>personal observation?
>I am also interested in serpulids that can tolerate low salinities,
>such as Ficopomatus enigmaticus and would be keen to hear of any
>research concerning their salinity tolerances and typical community
>Thank you to anybody who can help,
> Gia Pendred
> Department of Geology
> University of Portsmouth
> Burnaby Road
> Portsmouth. PO1 3QL.
> Tel: 01705 843026 / 842259
> email: gia.pendred at port.ac.uk

In addition to Geoff's list:

Dizdarevic, M., 1969.- Periodicity in the activity of Marifugia cavatica
Abs.& Hrabe. Actes IV Con. Int. Speleol., Ljubljana 1965, 4/5: 63-64. (I
never saw the paper myself, one of my students (P.v.d.Hurk) did, but gave
no details where to find it).

Hove, H.A. ten, & P. van den Hurk, 1993.- A review of Recent and fossil
serpulid "reefs"; actuopaleontology and the 'Upper Malm' serpulid
limestones in NW Germany. Geol. Mijnbouw 72: 23-67, 12 figs., 5 tabs.

There have been some more references to Marifugia, but mainly quotes from
quotes. In the last paper (unfortunately no copies left) I briefly
summarized the literature on Marifugia and Ficopomatus. Giving a list of
references of the last genus is a bit too much, there are over 300 papers
from 1 to over 300 pages dealing with Ficopomatus enigmaticus (and its
synonym Mercierella enigmatica). Anyhow, tH & vdH might put you on the


Harry A. ten Hove
Institute for Systematics and Populationbiology
Zoological Museum, University of Amsterdam
POB 94766, 1090 GT AMSTERDAM

TEL. 3120 5256906
FAX. 3120 5255402
<hove at bio.uva.nl>

   Server address   =  biosci-server at net.bio.net (un/subscribes)
   Discussion address  =  annelida at net.bio.net  (talk to all members)
   List archives  =  URL:http://www.bio.net:80/hypermail/ANNELIDA/
   Research resource = URL:http://www.keil.ukans.edu/~worms/annelid.html

More information about the Annelida mailing list

Send comments to us at biosci-help [At] net.bio.net