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[Annelida] taxonomy questions

Geoff Read g.read at niwa.co.nz
Sat Aug 13 00:16:37 EST 2005

Helmut Zibrowius:
> I wonder how somebody should have been able to recognize a 
> Treadwell species in the Black or Azov Sea.
I think this might have been Kiseleva in 1964.

The type of Ancistrosyllis tentaculata Treadwell, 1941 (now Sigambra 
tentaculata) exists, and has been re-examined at least twice, most recently by 
Moreira and Parapar 2002. They do not comment on the literature Black Sea 
region records, but redescribe a quite similar species, Sigambra parva Day, 
1963, as present in the Mediterranean.  Perhaps this might be Kiseleva's 
species - or the record might be something else again.  

I am not a pilargid expert.


  Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.co.nz>

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