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Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula

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Added 2018-11-02
Publication date: 2018-10-26
doi: 10.5479/si.1943-667X.42

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Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula

Michael J. Boyle, Gisele Y. Kawauchi (Volume editor); Mary E. Rice, Michael J Boyle, Alen Kristof, Anastassya S. Maiorova, Katrine Worsaae, Andreas Wanninger, Julianne Piraino, Hugh E. Reichardt, Anja Schulze, Jacquelin Hipes, Elizabeth Borda, John F. Pilger, Sermin Açik, Jose I. Saiz Salinas, Jan Sørensen, G.- Vantsetti Murina, Monika Kędra, Jacqueline M. Grebmeier, Sarita Claudia Frontana-Uribe, Margarita Hermoso-Salaza, Vivianne Solís-Weiss, Eduardo Tarifeño-Silva, Carsten H. G. Müller, Matthes Kenning, Jørgen Hylleberg, Peter Michalik (Chapter/Paper Author)

In June 1970, a diverse group of scientists attended the International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula and Echiura at the Marine Biological Station in Kotor, Yugoslavia. Forty-two years later, in June 2012, an aspiring generation of like-minded scientists convened the Second International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula (ISBS2) along the banks of the Fort Pierce Inlet to the Indian River Lagoon in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. The primary objective of the second symposium was to convene the world’s dedicated sipunculan biologists in one place for a long-overdue face-to-face communication of past, present, and future research. This proceedings volume includes a brief summary of workshop discussions and field events as well as a compilation of selected research papers presented by an international group of 16 scientists from 12 nations in attendance at the ISBS2. Herein, we highlight molecular, developmental, morphological, ecological, and biogeographic diversity of adult and larval sipunculans. In addition, we introduce several of the outstanding research challenges associated with resolving sipunculan interrelationships, establishing standard sets of taxonomic characters, refining methods for identification of cryptic species, reconstructing an evolutionary framework of developmental life history patterns, and addressing implications of recent phylogenetic and phylogenomic hypotheses that have relocated the ancient radiation of unsegmented sipunculan body plans within the predominantly segmented Annelida. Collectively, although we represent a small group of sipunculan biologists (of whom a matching number did not attend the ISBS2), we hope this volume will not only draw attention to an intriguing and notably understudied clade of marine worms but also attract new researchers to help us promote them as valuable experimental models and to include them among broader interdisciplinary efforts to better understand the biological diversity of marine invertebrate animals worldwide.
Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, number 42, x + 235 pages, 151 figures, 23 tables, 2018.

Preface

Mary E. Rice

About the Symposium

Michael J. Boyle, Gisele Y. Kawauchi

Comparative Development and the Evolution of Life History Diversity in Sipuncula

Michael J. Boyle, Mary E. Rice

Sipuncula in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Alen Kristof, Anastassya S. Maiorova, Katrine Worsaae, Andreas Wanninger

Observations on Oceanic Pelagosphera Larvae (Sipuncula): Morphology, Behavior, and Metamorphosis

Mary E. Rice, Julianne Piraino, Hugh E. Reichardt, Michael J. Boyle

Who’s Who in Sipunculans: Matching Larvae and Adults Using DNA

Anja Schulze, Jacquelin Hipes, Elizabeth Borda, Mary E. Rice

Histology of the Metanephridium of Themiste lageniformis Baird, 1868, and a Discussion of Metanephridia Structure and Function in the Sipuncula

John F. Pilger

Distribution of Sipunculans in Different Habitats of the Southern Coast of Turkey (Eastern Mediterranean)

Sermin Açik

Geographical Distribution of Sipunculans (Sipuncula) from the Mediterranean Sea

Jose I. Saiz Salinas

The Distribution of Sipunculan Worms (Phylum Sipuncula) in Icelandic Waters

Jan Sørensen, G.- Vantsetti Murina

Sipunculan Fauna of the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas

Monika Kędra, Jacqueline M. Grebmeier

Sipunculans from Intertidal and Lower Subtidal Coralline Substrates of the Mexican Caribbean Sea

Sarita Claudia Frontana-Uribe, Margarita Hermoso-Salaza, Vivianne Solís-Weiss

Biodiversity and Zoogeography of the Sipuncula in Chile

Eduardo Tarifeño-Silva

Histological and Electron Microscopic Analysis of the Papillated Epidermal Organs of Phascolion sp. (Sipuncula) from Ibiza, Spain

Carsten H. G. Müller, Matthes Kenning, Jørgen Hylleberg, Peter Michalik

Special Contribution: Almost Five Centuries of Scientific Study on the Enigmatic Sipunculan Worms

Jose I. Saiz Salinas

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