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[Annelida] strange worm

Doug Strom via annelida%40net.bio.net (by dstrom from waterandair.com)
Wed Oct 22 14:20:32 EST 2014


I attached the reference from the source that Dr. Erseus mentioned.

This species can be exceedingly common and abundant in shifting sand
communities of large rivers in the US Southeastern coastal plain. I have
seen them from South Carolina.

They often are accompanied in that community by a weird array of (mostly
chironomid) predators adapted to that community, that are likely feeding on
this worm. Examples of these taxa include *Chernovskiia* and *Robackia*,
and the mayfly *Dolania*.

Cheers,

Doug Strom
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On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1:54 PM, bdink from frontiernet.net <
bdink from frontiernet.net> wrote:

> Hi All
>
> Would anyone like to give an opinion on this worm?
>
> A friend who is usually working with samples from freshwater benthics
> found a worm from the Ogeechee River, GA, that neither of us can ID. He
> doesn't have exact location info so it could be from a slightly estuarine
> environment. (The Ogechee flows directly into the Atlantic). It is mounted
> on a slide and the pictures are at 1000X for the first two images which are
> of the two ends of the worm and 40X on the whole worm (2mm or less length).
> He says the chaetae are only on one end of the worm in a cluster (looks
> like two clusters). There may be faint segmentation.
>
> Barbara Dinkins
> Dinkins Biological Consulting, LLC
> (865) 938-7739 office
> (865) &55-7110 cell
> bdink from frontiernet.net
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