[Annelida] Eunicida: Nothria conchylega ?

Joao Gil via annelida%40net.bio.net (by gil from ceab.csic.es)
Mon Oct 4 05:01:02 EST 2010

Dear all,

Probably many of you are already aware of this, but it is worth to insist.
You can download the Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology monographies from
the Smithsonian Digital Repository.

The paper recommended by Sue Hamilton:

'Revision of Onuphis, Nothria and Paradiopatra (Polychaeta: Onuphidae) Based
on Type Material'  by Kristian Fauchald, Smithsonian Contributions to
Zoology No. 356, Smithsonian Institution Press 1982. 1-109

can be downloaded from the following link:


I think it is worth to check for the rest of the papers on polychaetes and
download a digital copy, even if you already have them in paper. They are
much lighter when you travel, and forest friendly... And of course, safer
from Thysanura, who seem to love the covers...

I hope this helps.

All the best,


João Gil
Carrer d'accés a la Cala Sant Francesc, 14
Email: gil from ceab.csic.es
Telef. (34) 972.33.61.01
Fax: (34) 972.33.78.06

-----Mensaje original-----
De: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] En nombre de Stanislas DUBOIS
Enviado el: lunes, 04 de octubre de 2010 10:08
Para: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Asunto: [Annelida] Eunicida: Nothria conchylega ?

Hi polychaete lovers,

I'm currently fighting with a few individuals from the same species very 
likely from the genus Nothria (Malmgren, 1866) but base on the keys I'm 
using (i.e. Synopsis of the British Fauna n°32, Eunicida), I can't come 
up with something satisfacory.  Everything match with Nothria conchylega 
(Sars, 1835) except the stout hooked chaeta from chaetiger 1 & 2 that 
are missing and the occurrence of clearly bidendate hooked chaeta 
instead.  Speciment have been collected in South Brittany, France and I 
do have "true" specimen of Nothria conchylega (Sars, 1835) from that 
region with the stout hooked chaeta from chaetiger 1 & 2.

So, what is wrong with me?  Does anyone have a better key with a better 
description of this genus to provide?  Have anyone face this problem yet?

Thanks for your help,


Stanislas DUBOIS (PhD)
Laboratoire DYNECO / Ecologie Benthique
IFREMER - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea
Technopole de Brest-Iroise
B.P. 70 - 29280 Plouzané - FRANCE
Tel: (33) +2 98 22 49 18
Mob: (33) +6 83 07 70 28
Fax: (33) +2 98 22 45 48
email: sdubois from ifremer.fr

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