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[Annelida] Paraonidae key needed

Alexander Muir via annelida%40net.bio.net (by a.muir from nhm.ac.uk)
Thu Sep 22 05:11:37 EST 2011

Hi Barbara!


Some references which might be useful to you (Update for Animal Identification. A reference guide. Volume 1: Marine and Brackish Water Animals):


Giere, O; Ebbe, B & Erséus, C 2007. Questa (Annelida, Polychaeta, Orbiniidae) from Pacific regions – new species and reassessment of the genus Periquesta. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 7(4):304-319.

Questidae sunk into Orbiniidae. Periquesta a junior synonym of Levinsenia (Paraonidae)

Strelzov, V E 1979. Polychaete worms of the family Paraonidae Cerruti (Polychaeta, Sedentaria). New Delhi. Amerind Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd. 212pp.

Aguirrezabalaga, F & Gil, J 2009. Paraonidae (Polychaeta) from the Capbreton Canyon (Bay of Biscay, NE Atlantic) with the description of eight new species. Scientia Marina 73(4):631-666.

Tables of characters of Levinsenia, Paradoneis and Aricidea (Allia) species

Çinar, M E; Dagli, E & Açik, S 2011. Annelids (Polychaeta and Oligochaeta) from the Sea of Marmara, with descriptions of five new species. Journal of Natural History 45(33-36):2105-2143.

Key to Levinsenia species of the world, including four new species


Aguirrezabalaga, F & Gil, J 2008. Paraonidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) of the inlet of Zarautz (Basque coast, Bay of Biscay), with new records from the Atlantic and the Iberian coasts. Cah. Biol. Mar. 49(1):37-57.

Laubier‚ L & Ramos‚ J 1974. Paraonidae (polychètes sédentaires) de Méditerranée. Bull. Mus. natn. Hist. nat. Paris Sér. 3 168(1973):1097-1148.

Sardá, R, Gil, J, Taboada, S & Gili, J M 2009. Polychaete species captured in sediment traps moored in northwestern Mediterranean submarine canyons. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 155(1):1-21.

Aricidea (Allia) longisetosa, Paradoneis hirsuta, Ophelina margaleffi, Exogone (Parexogone) canyonincolae spp. nov. described. Tables of characters of species of Aricidea (Allia) and Paradoneis.

Katzmann‚ W & Laubier‚ L 1975. Paraonidae (Polychètes sédentaires) de l'Adriatique. Annln. naturh. Mus. Wien 79:567-588.

Simboura, N & Nicolaidou, A 2001. The polychaetes (Annelida, Polychaeta) of Greece: checklist, distribution and ecological characteristics. Monogr. Mar. Sci. 4:1-115.


Hope they help!



Mr. A.I. Muir, Nematode and Polychaete Research Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, LONDON SW7 5BD, UNITED KINGDOM


Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5567     Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5054



-----Original Message-----
From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Barbara Mikac
Sent: 22 September 2011 08:26
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Annelida] Paraonidae key needed


Dear colleagues,


Can somebody recommend (and possibly send) me some updated key/-s for

the family Paraonidae? I am interested in the key covering (at least)

the Mediterranean/Adriatic Sea species. 


The keys I am using now are Laubier and Ramos (1973) and Castelli

(1987). But they are outdated and for most of the species there are no

figures that could help me in the determination of my specimens.


Partial keys, comprising only one genera for example are very welcomed

as well.  


Thank you very much for your help!






Barbara Mikac, PhD

Higher Research Assistant

Laboratory for Ecology and Systematics of Benthos

Center for Marine Research

Ruđer Bošković Institute

G. Paliaga 5

52210 Rovinj


tel: 00385 52 804722

fax: 00385 52 804780

E-mail: barbara.mikac from cim.irb.hr



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