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Eunice Wong via annelida%40net.bio.net (by euniceewong from gmail.com)
Thu Nov 7 00:15:51 EST 2013


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Eunice Wong <euniceewong from gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: [Annelida] species database
To: Shona Marks <shona from benthicaustralia.com>


Hi all,

Yes Lena has clarified it for me... Thank you all for your suggestions...
Yes Shona the CDrom seems to be the closest thing to what we want to
develop.

Cheers
Eunice

 On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 4:01 PM, Shona Marks <shona from benthicaustralia.com>wr=
ote:

> Hi Elena,
>
> In my experience there are no websites that have taxonomic identification
> techniques for polycheates at a species level except for the websites
> associated (updates) with Robin Wilsons Polycheate identification Key
> (CDrom).
> In Australia we have a government website (NIMPIS)  that list introduces
> species with a taxonomic description http://data.daff.gov.au/marinepests/
>
> Most other website are just checklists.
>
> Regards,
> Shona
>
> Shona Marks
> Director - Principal Aquatic Ecologist | MPhil Marine Ecology
> U4 Aston Park | 82 Callemondah Drive
> PO Box 353 | Gladstone | Queensland 4680 | Australia
> T (07) 4978 0433 | M 0439 690 550 | shona from benthicaustralia.com |
> www.benthicaustralia.com
>
> Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic -
> Arthur C. Clarke
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
> [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Elena
> Kupriyanova
> Sent: Thursday, 7 November 2013 2:43 PM
> To: Annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> Subject: Re: [Annelida] species database
>
> Dear friends and colleagues,
>
>
> As a follow up to Eunice's message, I would like to re-phrase her questio=
n
> to make it (hopefully) clearer what we are after. As many of you know, we
> produced a fully illustrated (with beautiful original photographs)
> identification web-based guide to some native Australian, known invasive,
> and potential invasive polychaetes. Now are also writing a paper that,
> among
> other things, would compares our guide  with other similar (? ) products.
> Hence the question =96 *when you have to identify polychaetes, what do yo=
u
> normally use, other than conventional taxonomic guides, keys, and primary
> taxonomic papers? Are there any good web-based identification
> tools?* We are well aware of numerous databases of species *names*, most =
of
> these online databases (I am sorry I have to say this, but I still will)
> are
> pretty useless, others, especially WORMS are quite good, but none of them
> as
> far we are aware, are *actual identification tools* and all of them
> (?) lack illustrations that are good enough to recognise the species. Her=
e
> is an example of a very good source of information on Hydroides elegans
>
> http://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/browseDB/SpeciesSummary.jsp?TSN=3D68295il=
lustr
> ated
> by a photograph that can belong to any of nearly 100
> *Hydroides* species. Attached to this message is an example of the type o=
f
> illustrations we have in our guide.
>
> Hopefully this clarifies what we would like to know. Looking forward to
> hearing your comments
>
>
>
> Wormly,
>
> Lena
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Eunice Wong <euniceewong from gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > HI all,
> >
> > Can I please know what online database / directories do you use to
> > look up any info for a species?  And what tools do you use to identify
> > an unknown species?
> >
> > Besides traditional guidebooks, googling, WoRMS, Encyclopedia of Life
> > / Catalogue of Life, I'd love to find out what useful databases are
> > out there...
> >
> > Thank you!
> >
> > Eunice
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