[Annelida] determination of Metasychis and Chirimia species

Barbara Mikac barbara.mikac at cim.irb.hr
Mon Feb 27 08:12:31 EST 2006

Dear collegues,

I need advices for the determination of Metasychis gotoi (Izuka, 1902) 
and Chirimia biceps (M. Sars, 1861) species.

I'm working on the soft bottom Polychaeta community in the north 
Adriatic Sea (Croatia).

In the former lists of Polychaeta species for the Adriatic Sea I found 
that until now Asychis gotoi and Asychis biceps were recorded. In the 
meantime these species obviously changed the names.

In my samples I have found something similar to the Asychis biceps 
described in the Fauvel's "Faune de France. Polychetes sedentaires". But 
I cannot relie on that literature, since it is pretty out of that. So 
the species that I have might be Metasychis gotoi as well...

Can you reccomand me some literature that could help me in the 
determination of this genus?

Many thanks,

Barbara Mikac
Marine Research Centre
Rudjer Boskovic Institute
G. paliaga 5
52210 Rovinj

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