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[Annelida] Re: mystery sipunculid

Lovell, Larry via annelida%40net.bio.net (by LLovell from lacsd.org)
Mon Apr 19 10:24:26 EST 2010

Yes, it is a sipunculid.  Don Cadien, in our lab says the general body shape and coiled gut are characters similar to the genus Nephasoma that we report in the NE Pacific.  Not sure if this helps or not.
Lawrence L. Lovell 
Biologist II 
Ocean Monitoring Research Group 
County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles 
24501 S. Figueroa St. 
Carson, CA 90745 
(310) 830-2400  X-5613 office 
(310) 952-1065 fax 
llovell from lacsd.org < mailto:llovell from lacsd.org> 

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Dear All,
The attached picture is of an invertebrate (approx 5mm length) that turned up in a littoral muddy sand sample take near to Zostera beds on the east coast of Jersey, Channel Islands (English Channel).
I am pretty certain that it is not an annelid but I wondered if anyone has encountered something similar the course of their research? It reminds me of a sipunculan but I can't find a match in the literature I have available to me. Any thoughts will be gratefully received.
With thanks,
Paul Chambers
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