[Annelida] Sabellaria Larvae ID

Bryony Pearce via annelida%40net.bio.net (by bryony from seasurvey.co.uk)
Tue Mar 3 05:35:45 EST 2009

Dear All,

I am undertaking some research investigating the reproductive cycle of 
the polychaete Sabellaria spinulosa and as part of this I have been 
collecting larval samples offshore. We have identified a number of 
metatrocaphore larvae which we think may be /Sabellaria spinulosa/ but 
are having difficulty confirming the ID. Does anyone know of anyone with 
expertise in this field that might perhaps be able to provide expert 
verification? Unfortunately most of the scientists I know of that have 
worked with /S. spinulosa/ larvae are dead. Any help would be greatly 

Best Regards

Bryony Pearce BSc (Hons)
Research Director

Marine Ecological Surveys Limited
24a Monmouth Place
Bath, BA1 2AY

Tel: +44 (0)1225 442211
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