[Annelida] spirorbid tubes or mollusk shells

Michael Reuscher via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Michael.Reuscher from gmx.net)
Fri May 21 12:05:33 EST 2010


Dear annelidians,
a friend of mine (a mollusk specialist) asked me for advice on shells/ tubes that were found in a core taken from the southern Laguna Madre (a hypersaline estuarine system at the south Texas coast). We are not sure if these are spirorbid tubes or a shells of a gastropods (family Omalogyridae) or maybe even a vermetid gastropods (Dendropoma). Can you serpulid/spirorbid specialists determine by looking at the attached photos if they are spirorbid tubes?
I am looking forward to hearing about your ideas,
Michael
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