[Annelida] Polychaete identification guides for NSW

Mary E. Petersen via annelida%40net.bio.net (by mepetersen at maine.edu)
Thu Oct 5 14:42:59 EST 2006

Dear Matt,

See the following resources: 

POLYCHAETES An Interactive Identification Guide, RS Wilson, PA Hutchings, CJ
Glasby, (Eds).
This easy-to-use CD-ROM contains an interactive key to all families and
genera plus 
more than 1200 Australian species. See www.publish.csiro.au
<http://www.publish.csiro.au/>   for details.

Rouse, G.W. (2000). Terebellida. pp. 201-202 in Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B.
& Glasby, C.J. (eds) Polychaetes & Allies: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of
Australia. Vol. 4A. Polychaeta, Myzostomida, Pogonophora, Echiura,
Sipuncula. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing xii 465 pp.

Visit the Australian Museum on-line at http://www.austmus.gov.au

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Checklist for POLYCHAETA Claparède, 1864
Just released the Catalogue of Australian Polychaetes- an update of Day and
Hutchings (1979). You can find it at:



Dr. Mary E. Petersen
Scholar in Residence, Polychaeta
Darling Marine Center, University of Maine
193 Clark's Cove Road
Walpole, ME 04573-3307, USA

E-mail: mepetersen at maine.edu
Tel. DMC: +1-207-563-3146 x 222
Fax DMC: +1-207-563-3119
www.dmc.maine.edu/ <http://www.dmc.maine.edu/MW2005.pdf> wormsinfo.html -
info for IPC-9



From: annelida-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:annelida-bounces at oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Matthew Nolan
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 11:04 PM
To: annelida at magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Annelida] Polychaete identification guides for NSW




My name is Matt Nolan and I have just taken up a position with Dr Rob Adlard
of the Queensland Museum.  We are planning a two week field trip to the
Hawkesbury River in NSW (Australia) to sample macrobenthic fauna, in
particular polychaetes,  in an effort to elucidate the life-cycle of the
aetiological agent of QX disease, Marteilia sydneyi, which causes mortality
in the Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata).  


I am a novice when it comes to polychaete identification and have spent time
searching the web for suitable literature that will make polychaete
identification somewhat easier (hopefully).  I have found the following
references that appear very relevant, among others:


1.        Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B., and Glasby, C.J.,(eds) Polychaetes &
Allies: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia. Vol. 4A Polychaeta,
Myzostomida, Pogonophora, Echiura, Sipuncula. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne
xii 465 pp

2.        Day, J.H., 1967. A monograph on the Polychaeta of southern Africa.
Eyre and Spottiswoode Ltd: Portsmouth

3.        Day, J.H., and Hutchings, P.A., 1979. An Annotated Checklist of
Australian and New Zealand Polychaeta and Myzostomidae. Records of the
Australian Museum 32: 80-161

4.        Hutchings, P. (1984). An Illustrated Guide to the Estuarine
Polychaete Worms of New South Wales. Coast and Wetlands Society, Sydney
South. 160pp, illustrations

5.        Hutchings, P.A., and Rainer, S.F., 1979. A key to the estuarine
polychaetes of N.S.W. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of N.S.W. 104:

6.        Hutchings, P.A., and Murray, A., 1984. A taxonomic account of the
Polychaetes from the Hawkesbury River and some other estuarine areas in
central and southern New South Wales, Australia. Australian Museum
Supplement 3: 1-118.


I am hoping that if there are other very relevant works I have missed
someone might be kind enough to point these out.


I take this opportunity to thank you for your time and your tolerance of
this email.







Dr Matthew Nolan

Research Officer

Biodiversity Program

Parasitology Section



PO Box 3300

South Brisbane QLD 4101



Ph:        +617 3840 7636

Fax:       +617 3846 1226

Email:   matthew.nolan at qm.qld.gov.au

             m.nolan1 at uq.edu.au

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