[Annelida] Sabellariidae (Lygdamis) key/papers

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by gread from actrix.gen.nz)
Wed Nov 18 20:33:56 EST 2009

Dear Sara,

If you do not have it already you should use your library service to get
hold of the Kirtley monograph. It revises the Sabellariidae, and has a new
subfamily, Lygdaminae, for all sabellariids with 4 parathoracic segments,
including Lygdamis.  Unfortunately the book may be difficult to obtain in
places, but someone may have fresh information on it subsequent to the
discussion we had in August this year on the list.

Kirtley DW 1994. A review and taxonomic revision of the Family
Sabellariidae Johnston, 1865 (Annelida; Polychaeta). ist ed. Vero Beach,
Sabecon Press. 223 p.

A Lygdamis described later and near to the Mediterranean is L. wirtzi from
shallow subtidal of Madeira & Canary I.  Lygdamis muratus is British
waters but may have Med records. Whereas I didn't notice any native
Mediterranean Lygdamis in the Kirtley book.

Nishi E, Núñez J 1999. A new species of shallow water Sabellariidae
(Annelida: Polychaeta) from Madeira Island, Portugal, and Canary Islands,
Spain. Arquipélago. Life and Marine Sciences 17A: 37-42.

Also check:

Bhaud M 1975. Nouvelles donnees sur les larves de Sabellariidae recoltees
en Mediterranee. Annals de l'Institut Oceanographique Monaco 51: 155-172


On Thu, November 19, 2009 3:04 am, Sara Marzialetti wrote:
> Dear Wormologists,
> I am looking for an updated key or recent papers on the Sabellaridae
> family (Lygdamis genus in particular) especially if regarding species
> distributed in the Mediterraneas basin.
> Can anyone help me?
> Thanks and best regards!
> Sara
> Sara Marzialetti, PhD
> ISPRA, Istituto Superiore di Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale
> Via di Casalotti, 300
> 00166 Roma
> Italy

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