Nereis caudata and N. arenaceodentata

Sergio Salazar Vallejo salazar at ecosur-qroo.mx
Mon Nov 15 18:19:50 EST 1999


Dear Alastair and colleagues,

Nereis caudata includes N. acuminata. However, Nereis arenaceodentata 
Moore 1909 is a (very) different biological species. Please enjoy reading 
Weinberg et al. (1990 Marine Biology 107:205-213); you will notice that 
these two species have a very similar morphology but they are 
reproductively isolated and their chromosome number is 2n=22 for N. 
caudata while N. arenaceodentata is 2n=18. This geographic identification 
of similar animals is also present in Diadema echinoids from each side of 
Panama; being D. mexicana the Pacific form while it is D. antillarum the 
Western Atlantic one. We should keep apart the two names of polychaetes. 
Un abrazo,  

Sergio

	La Ciencia del Tercer Mundo no está perdida, sino ignorada.
	Third World Science is not lost (Sci. Amer. Aug. 1995:76),
		just ignored.


Sergio I. Salazar-Vallejo
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