[Annelida] eunice gigantea (aphroditois)

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Thu May 15 19:14:08 EST 2008

>>> On 15/05/2008 at 8:31 p.m., "Julijan Sutlovi;" <julio4cro from yahoo.com>
> heloo!!!
> http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/annelida/1999-July/001251.html 
> on this link someone named Kristian Fauchald, (please don't be offended 
> cause I've written someone, cause you're title isn't written) has written 
> something about eunices. he has written that eunice gigantea is not a valid 
> name and that it's classified as eunice aphroditois. so i did a small 
> scientific research back in high school about eunice gigantea, i researched 
> their number on certain surface on two kinds of littoral (sea bottom, i don't 
> know how to say this, sorry). and i was wondering about the name aphroditois, 
> i found it only once or twice and i was a bit confused but now I'm totally 
> confused!?!?!? and i also couldn't find enough literature about the eunice 
> gigantea, why doesn't anyone do researches about them? will you please tell 
> me some more about the name aphroditois, and maybe suggest some literature???
> thank you in advance, and many greetings from the sunny Croatian coast!!!

Hello Julijan. I wonder if for a Croatian coast Eunice whether the correct species name might be Eunice roussaei as discussed in this paper?

Zanol, J. & Bettoso, N. (2006) Identity of Eunice roussaei (Eunicidae: Polychaeta: Annelida) from the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 86, 1017-1024.

Abstract; "The long discussion on the identity of the large Eunice species from the Adriatic and Mediterranean Seas is a result of the broader discussion on the identity and synonymy of Eunice roussaei and Eunice aphroditois. Here we show that the species occurring in the Adriatic Sea is Eunice roussaei and how this species can be differentiated from Eunice aphroditois; we also characterize the Mediterranean Eunice roussaei."

I will try to send a pdf copy of this directly to you.


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

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