Polychaetes: Mercierella enigmatica Fauvel, 1923, Ficopomatus
enigmaticus (Fauvel,1923), Ancistrosyllis tentaculata Treadwell, 1941,
Streblospio shrubsolii (Buchanan,1890) , Glycera capitata (Oersted,
1943), Streptosyllis varians Webst. Et Bend.,1884, Nephtys ciliata
(O.F.M., 1776), Capitellethus dispar (Ehlers, 1908?) (ore Chamb.?),
Heterocyrrus caput-esocis Saint-Joseph, 1894 are mentioned as species
introducers in the Black Sea and Azov Sea in some articles devoted to
questions of bioinvasions by water invertebrates in the reservoirs.
Individuals of these species were marked in the Black Sea only in the
of first half XX century.
I have some doubts concerning correctness of systematic position of
the listed species. For example, whether Mercierella enigmatica
Fauvel, 1923 is the synonym of Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Fauvel,
1923). Who is the author of a revision of Mercierella?
Whether genus Heterocyrrus, together with Heterocyrrus caput-esocis is
Similar questions concern all mentioned species.
Though systematics of Polychaete is not my main research field, under
study of the Black Sea fauna there is a necessity of a correct mention
of species, including Polychaete fauna. Unfortunately, I have no works
concerning revision of listed species.
I shall be very grateful, if you will help me to understand these
Nelly G. Sergeeva
Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS)
2, Nakhimov av.
99011 Sevastopol, Ukraine
mailto:sergeeva at ibss.iuf.net