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[Annelida] taxonomy questions

Helmut ZIBROWIUS hzibrowi at com.univ-mrs.fr
Fri Aug 12 04:24:35 EST 2005

in reply to Sergeeva's enquiry (10 Aug):

>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
>introduced in the Black Sea and Azov Sea

Treadwell's species:
Treadwell's descriptions and illustrations are generally so bad that 
it would be difficult to recognize the species in question, unless 
you can re-examine his type material (what I did in case of 
Well, generally just a name and we cannot know what is behind.

So I wonder how somebody should have been able to recognize a 
Treadwell species in the Black or Azov Sea.


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