[Annelida] Re: Jersey Annelid
(by paulmchambers from hotmail.com)
Mon Mar 8 04:40:47 EST 2010
This is just to say thank you to all the people on the list that took the time to contact me with regard to mystery annelid I found last week.
General consensus is that it is Pelogenia arenosa, which is apparently common on the adjacent French coast and has two Victorian records from Jersey. I have since spoken to a fisherman who says he has encountered this worm while digging for bait on very low tides. I will need to find another specimen to confirm the identification but based on the descriptions I have read, I am hopeful that it is P. arenosa.
For those that are interested, I have put a list of the known Jersey marine annelid species on a website: http://www.paulchambers.eu/jersey_marine/annelida.html
and there is a searchable database containing summary records for all Jersey marine species here: http://www.paulchambers.eu/jersey_marine/cimldatabase.html
Thank you again and best wishes,
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