Interactive key announcement

Chris.Glasby at Chris.Glasby at
Wed Jun 11 18:14:08 EST 2003

An online interactive key to polychaete worm families and higher taxa 
(POLiKEY version 2) is now available on the web site of the Australian 
Biological Resources Study


POLiKEY contains 104 polychaete taxa, comprising 17 higher-level taxa, 82 
families and five subfamily groups. POLiKEY allows the user to obtain 
identifications of adult polychaetes from any part of the world as well as 
family descriptions and general information on taxonomy, biology and 
ecology. The key will be of interest not only to polychaete biologists, but also 
to ecologists conducting environmental surveys, university staff as a 
teaching aid for students, and anyone requiring rapid access to comparative 
systematic information on polychaetes.  

and best of all ... it's free!

(apologies for cross-posting).


Dr Chris Glasby
Curator of Worms
Natural Sciences
Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
GPO Box 4646
Darwin NT 0801

Email: chris.glasby at
Ph: +61-8-8999 8108
Fax: +61-8-8999 8289

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