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Foster RE: Freshwater polychaeta

JAMES A. BLAKE jablake at ix.netcom.com
Sun Sep 19 21:27:30 EST 2004

I checked my copy of the Foster publication dated March 1972.  It is a
Report done for the U.S. EPA.

Foster, Nancy. 1972. Freshwater Polychaetes (Annelida) of North America.
Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems. Identification Manual No. 4. Water
Pollution Control Research Series. Project No. 18050 ELD03/72. viii + 15

The following species and references are included:


Laeonereis culveri (Webster, 1879). Eastern coast brackish water and
freshwater tributaries. 
Lycastoides alticola Johnson, 1903. Sierra Laguna, California; mountain
Lycastopsis hummelincki Augener, 1933. West Florida coast brackish water
and freshwater tributaries. 
Namanereis hawaiiensis (Johnson, 1903). Southern California freshwater
Nereis limnicola Johnson, 1903. Lake Merced, San Francisco, California
north to Coos Bay, Oregon. 
Nereis succinea Frey and Leuckart, 1847. Cosmopolitan east and west coasts
brackish to fresh water. 

Manyunkia speciosa Leidy, 1858. Lake Erie; Lake Superior; Schuylkill River
Fairmont, Philadelphia; Egg Harbor River, New Jersey. 

Mercierella enigmatica Fauvel, 1922. Lake Merritt, Oakland, California;
tributaries, Gulf of Mexico. Fresh, brackish and marine waters. 

The above distributions are limited to North America even though many of
the species are found in other parts of the world. 

* References not referred to in the text. 

Augener, H. 1933. Susswasser Polychaeten von Bonaire.Zoologische
Jahrbucher. Systematik~ Okologie und Geographie der Tiere~ 64:351-356. 

Fauvel, P. 1922. On nouveau serpulien d'eau Saumatre Mercierella
enigmatica. Bulletin de la societe zoologique de France~ 47:425- 431. *

*Hartman, 0. 1938. Brackish and freshwater Nereidae from the northeast
Pacific, with a description of a new species from Central California.
University of California Publications in Zoology~ 43(4):79-82. 

*Horst, R. 1922. Polychaete Anneliden. Flora en fauna der Zuiderzee~

Johnson, H. P. 1903. Freshwater nereids from the Pacific coast and Hawaii
with remarks on freshwater Polychaeta in general. pp. 205-223, pls. 16-17. In
Mark Anniversary Volume, Henry Holt and Company, New York. 

Leidy, Y. 1858. Manyunkia speciosa. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural
Sciences of Philadelphia~ 10:90. 

Southern, R. 1921. Polychaeta of the Chilka Lake and also of fresh and
brackish waters in other parts of India. Memoirs of the Indian Museum~

Stammer, H. 1932. Die Fauna des Timavo. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der
Hohlengewasser des Suss- und Brackwassers im Karst. Zoologische Jahrbucher.
Systematik~ Okologie und Geographie der Tiere~ 63: 521-656. 

Webster, H. 1879. Annelida Chaetopoda of New Jersey. New York State Museum of
Natural History. Report~ 32:101-125. 

Wesenberg-Lund, E. 1958. Lesser Antillean Polychaetes, chiefly from
brackish water with a survey and a bibliography of fresh and brackish water
polychaetes. Studies on the Fauna of Curayao and other Caribbean Islands~


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