Estimate of number of worms

Land, J. van der Land at naturalis.nnm.nl
Mon Oct 19 03:02:17 EST 1998


I made counts a couple of years ago:

polychaetes: 7500
oligochaetes: 3000
hirudineans: 500
pogonophores: 110

Because several families are in need of revision really good counts of
accepted species are impossible.

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van:	mappelho at madison.tdsnet.com [SMTP:mappelho at madison.tdsnet.com]
> Verzonden:	woensdag 14 oktober 1998 17:02
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> Onderwerp:	Estimate of number of worms

> Is  the 8.700 number in the ball park? Can someone give me a better
> number?  Would appreciate your help.

<Land at naturalis.nnm.nl>

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