Welcome to the guide to the Macrobenthos of the North Sea. Vol. I - Pycnogonida

constructed by:

Mario de Kluijver, Sarita Ingalsuo, Andre van Nieuwenhuijzen and Huub Veldhuijzen van Zanten.

The Macrobenthos of the North Sea project was initiated by ETI and the Zoological Museum at the University of Amsterdam. It provides users
with a complete and up-to-date catalogue of macrobenthic species, including reliable standardized identification guides. In a series of
five CD-ROMs the biological diversity in the shallow-water macrobenthos of the North Sea (down to 100 m) is documented.

Volume I of this series contains detailed information on 525 species of the phylum Mollusca and the phylum Brachiopoda, including fully
illustrated picture keys, glossaries of used terms and interactive distribution maps of the phylum Mollusca.

Volume II of this series contains detailed information on 651 species of Polychaeta, Platyhelminthes, Nemertina, Sipuncula and miscellaneous groups (Priapulida, Echiura and Pogonophora), including fully illustrated picture keys and glossaries of used terms.

Sources for the information are manifold, but the major sources are "Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta" (Hartmann-Schröder, 1996),"The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europa" (eds. Hayward and Ryland, 1990) and "Havbørsteorme I and II" (Kirkegaard, 1992; Kirkegaard, 1996).