Dear Danny, Mary, & others interested,
My opinion, probably shared by you, is that material from within a few km of
the type locality (as deduced) is necessary for a re-description and genetic
bar coding, although material from the western Greenland coast as close as the
southwest tip as mentioned by Danny would be indicative.
As there is very likely nothing available in museums a targetted collection
must be made.
If I have the right place Paamiut (formerly Frederikshåb) is a town at the
head of a fjord. In that town are people (population was 1,817 as of 2005),
and some of those people will be naturalists (well maybe). Perhaps someone
there can be persuaded to collect polychaetes from the shore or shallows? Now
(summer) would be a good time to find out.
"Be sure that at any time you can allways write to us if you should have any
kind of questions." (Lars Sørensen, Borgmester, e-mail: paamiut at paamiut.gl)
There is also an e-mail for tourist enquiries peel at paamiut.gl, and some sort
of air connection.
I am a bit far away. Otherwise be sure I'd offer to go visit. :-)
A good place to look would be near the local sewage outfall or fish-processing
discharge, if present. But would the Capitella flourishing there be a native?
Geoff Read <g.read at niwa.co.nz>