> Somewhere here in my files I have a reference that shows that Nereis
> arenaceodentata Moore, 1903 from New England (type locality =
> Massachusetts) has a different chromosome number than N.
> arenaceodentata from California. This suggests that the Nereididae
> include a number of cryptospecies that need to be checked VERY
Actually some of this has come up before - and Judy had some comments
See in the ANNELIDA archive for March 1996
some papers are:
Weinberg, J. R., V. R. Starczak, & D. J. Jorg. 1992. Evidence for
rapid speciation following a founder event in the laboratory.
Rodriguez-Trelles, F., J. R. Weinberg, & F. J. Ayala. 1996.
Presumptive rapid speciation after a founder event in a laboratory
population of Nereis - allozyme electrophoretic evidence does not
support the hypothesis. Evolution., 50(1):457-461.
Pesch, G. G., & C. E. Pesch. 1980. Chromosome complement of the
marine worm Neanthes arenaceodentata (Polychaeta: Annelida).
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 37(2):286-
Pesch, G. G., C. E. Pesch, & C. Mueller. 1988. Chromosome
complements from two populations of the marine worm Neanthes
arenaceodentata (Annelida: Polychaeta). Ophelia, 28(2):163-167
and the paper mentioned by Sergio:
Weinberg, J. R., V. R. Starczak, C. Mueller, G. C. Pesh, & S. M.
Lindsay. 1990. Divergence between populations of a monogamous
polychaete with male parental care: Premating isolation and
chromosome variation. Marine Biology (Berlin), 107(2):205-214.
Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.cri.nz>
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