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[Annelida] strange worm

Doug Strom via annelida%40net.bio.net (by dstrom from waterandair.com)
Wed Oct 22 14:50:53 EST 2014


By the way, the type specimens of that species were collected by a former
Water & Air Research, Inc. employee (Buford Pruitt, Junior) while working
on one of the company's projects in 1978.

Cheers,

Doug
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On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Doug Strom <dstrom from waterandair.com> wrote:

> 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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>
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> Doug Strom
> Biology Department Manager
> Project Scientist - Aquatic Ecologist
> Water & Air Research Inc.
> 6821 SW Archer Road
> Gainesville, Florida 32608
> Toll Free: 800.242.4927
> Direct: 352.224.1555
> Local: 352.372.1500 Extension 186
> Cell: 352.359.1010 Fax: 352.378.1500
> dstrom from waterandair.com <http://www.waterandair.com/>
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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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