FW: [Spam] [Annelida] (Fwd) New Caledonian aquatic oligochaeta and Hirudinea

Christer Erséus christer.erseus at zool.gu.se
Tue Sep 13 04:02:39 EST 2005

Dear Nathalie Mary-Sasal,

I have no personal experience of freshwater clitellates from New Caledonia,
although I have collected an extensive material of marine oligochaetes (now
under work) during visits to the main island as well as Lifou (one of the
Loyalty Islands). It is, however, striking that there seems to be no records
of NC freshwater annelids in the literature, at least not for the typical
aquatic oligochaete taxa (Tubificidae (incl. "Naididae"), Phreodrilidae,
Haplotaxidae]. I have no knowledge about possible literature on NC leeches,
but I know rather extensive work has been done on NC earthworms (by Jamieson
and others).

Christer Erséus

Prof. Christer Erséus
Department of Zoology
Göteborg University
Box 463
SE-405 30 Göteborg
Tel. +46-31-773 3645
Email: christer.erseus at zool.gu.se

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From: annelida-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:annelida-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read
Sent: den 12 september 2005 22:23
To: annelida at magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Cc: Nathalie Mary-Sasal
Subject: [Spam] [Annelida] (Fwd) New Caledonian aquatic oligochaeta and

Annelida listers,

Can anyone help Nathalie Mary-Sasal <nmary at free.fr> with information on New 
Caledonia freshwater fauna?  Please reply to her directly with CC to list if




Dear Dr Read, 
I contact you because I'm workingat presentfor a WWF programm with a 
partnership ofNouméa (Clémentine Flouhr, HYTEC) andseveral taxonomists of 
the National Museum of Natural History (Paris). The aim of this studyis to 
realize an exhaustive compilation of all the existing dataregardingfauna and

flora of NC freshwaters. I send you here a summary of this project. 

However, I can't find relevant information abouttaxonomic 
progressonOligochaeta and Hirudinea of NC freshwaters ecosystems. 
Shall you pleasehelp me on this subject? Do you know if descriptions of 
Oligochaeta and Hirudinea species from New Caledonia have been 
published?Where is it possible to find a check list of all the described 
aquatic species or a list of all publication concerning these faunistic 

Thank you very much for your collaboration, 

Ilook forward to hear from you,

Yours sincerely,

27 avenue du Maréchal Joffre
66200 Corneilla del Vercol

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