Amazon polychaetes

Salva salherra at
Fri Feb 16 14:56:45 EST 2001

Dear list mates,

I am a currently involved in a project of catalogation of aquatic fauna in 
the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, in the Peruvian Amazon, field work starting 
this summer.  

I am collecting information on Amazon/Tropical American polychaetes. If any
of you has or is working with them I would appreciate some feed-back
regarding the species you find. So far, from the references  I have
gathered (see list below) it appears that sabellids and nereids are the
most common families in this freshwater habitat, but I obviously ignore
whether this is a research-effort trend rather than a biological fact.

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rivers 1970-77. Lond.Nat., 57, 34-52.

Correa, D. D. 1948. A polychaete from the Amazone region.  Boletim de
Zoologia da Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciencias e Letras da Universidade deSão
Paulo, 13: 245-257.

Croskery,P. (1978) The freshwater co-occurrence of Eurytemora affinis
(Copepoda: Calanoida) and Manayunkia speciosa (Annelida: Polychaeta):
possible relicts of a marine incursion.  Hydrobiologia, 59, 237-241.

Hartman,O. (1959) Capitellidae and Nereidae (marine annelids) from the gulf
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Marcus,E.d.B. (1960) Notes on the fresh-water polychaete Lycastopsis from
Curacao. Stud.Fauna Curacao, 10, 58-63.

Monro,C.C.A. (1937) On some freshwater polychaetes from Uruguay. Annals and
Magazine of Natural History, 20, 241-250.

Orensanz, J.M. 1981. Polychaeta. pp 167-169 In Aquatic Biota of Tropical
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Runganathan,V. (1943) A review of the mode of breeding and development in
brackish and freshwater polychaetes. Proc.Indian Sci.Congr., 30, 72.

San Martín, G., López, E. & Camacho, A. I. 1998. First record of a
freshwater Pisionidae (Polychaeta): description of a new species from
Panama with a key to the species of Pisione. Journal of Natural History,
32: 1115-1127.

Santos,P.J.P.d. (1991) Morphodynamical influence of a temporary freshwater
stream on the population dynamics of Scolelepis gaucha (Polychaeta:
Spionidae) on a sandy beach in southern Brazil. Bull.mar.Sci., 48, 657-664.

Solis-Weiss,V. & Espinasa,L. (1991) Lycastilla cavernicola, a new
freshwater nereidid from an inland mexican cave (Polychaeta: Nereididae:
Namanereidinae). Proc.biol.Soc.Wash., 104, 631-639.

Wesenberg-Lund, E. 1958. Lesser Antillean polychaetes, chiefly fromb
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