Barcode Bulletin is the Newsletter of the International Barcode of Life (IBOL). Last summer’s NIWA workshop in Bergen is mentioned in Barcode Bulletin Vol. 4, No. 2 – December 2013
JRS is supporting biodiversity research projects and training particularly in developing countries. JRS is a very important sponsor of the MIWA project. JRS grantees have separate web pages in the presentation of the grant portfolio.
MIWAs page is here: http://jrsbiodiversity.org/grant/university-of-bergen-museum/
Ciliopagurus caparti belongs to the group of hermit crabs that is sometimes called left- handed because the left claw is larger than the right, as opposed to the situation in other hermit crabs. C. caparti was originally described as a new genus Trizopagurus. The original description in Bulletin, Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 28(39): 1–8 is available for download from ATOL:Decapoda. We hope that our just submitted samples will yield DNA-barcodes of the species in the BOLD database.
Access list of sampling stations with map in Google. Click the link and select “Map of Latitude” to view map. Select “Satellite” for satellite image. Use filter to include or exclude data.
A master study of Diopatra polychaete worms has been proposed by Dr. Budaeva. More information on this link.
The crustacea work-group focused particularly on crabs and shrimps. Some of the hermit crabs, a particularly difficult group, were also identified to species. A few species of squat lobsters, slipper lobsters, and five species of mantis shrimp were also identified. Three 95 sample plates were prepared for DNA-barcoding.
The workshop identified about 140 species of Polychaeta.At least 12 of the species are clearly new to science. Five genera that have not been recoded from African waters were also identified. 385 specimens were selected for DNA-barcoding.
Sakaila africana was recognized as a new species by Raymond B. Manning and L.B. Holthuis in 1981. Their publication in The Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology is an important source to the identification of West African crabs. An electronic version of the publication is available on this link. Our workshop found Sakaila africana in samples from Guinea Conakry.