Aids for freshwater oligochaete identification
adrianp at calm.wa.gov.au
Tue Jul 16 15:58:51 EST 2002
Geoff, the following publications are good for a start, though none are ideal
for aquatic oligochaetes of NZ, which have not been studied much and there
are undoubtedly many undescribed species, especially in the larger lakes.
Brinkhurst, R.O. and Jamieson, B.G.M. (1971). Aquatic Oligochaeta of the
World. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. pp. Pages.
Pinder, A.M. and Brinkhurst, R.O. (1994). A Preliminary Guide to the
Identification of the Microdrile Oligochaeta of Australian Inland Waters.
Cooperative Research Centre for Freshwater Ecology, Albury, New South
Wales. (out of print, see author)
Brinkhurst, R.O. and Wetzel, M.J. (1984). Aquatic Oligochaeta of the World.
Supplement. A Catalogue of New Freshwater Species, Descriptions and
Brinkhurst, R.O. (1971). The aquatic Oligochaeta known from Australia,
New Zealand, Tasmania, and the adjacent islands. University of
Queensland Papers 3: 99-128.
Brinkhurst, R.O. (1982). Additional aquatic Oligochaeta from Australia
and New Zealand. Records of the Queen Victoria Museum 78: 1-13.
Pinder, A.M. and Brinkhurst, R.O. (1997). A review of the Phreodrilidae
(Annelida: Oligochaeta: Tubificida) of Australia. Invertebrate
Taxonomy 11: 443-523. (includes some NZ species)
Kathman, R.D. and Brinkhurst, R.O. (1998). Guide to the Freshwater
Oligochaetes of North America. Aquatic Resources Center, College Grove,
Tennessee. (can be purchased from Dr. Kathman at
aquatres at ix.netcom.com).
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