Advertisement

Marine Biology

, Volume 104, Issue 2, pp 291–295 | Cite as

Induction of swarming ofNereis succinea

  • J. D. Hardege
  • H. D. Bartels-Hardege
  • E. Zeeck
  • F. T. Grimm
Article

Abstract

Nereis succinea (Frey and Leuckart, 1847), collected in 1987 from the Weser estuary, FRG, was exposed to different temperatures in the laboratory. Metamorphosis to heteronereid stages, as well as swarming at a minimum temperature of 12°C, was induced by raising temperatures around the time of the new moon. Lunar periodicity was illustrated under natural temperature-programs, and at 16°C. An abrupt increase in temperature caused swarming to occur at different times of the lunar cycle.

Keywords

Minimum Temperature Abrupt Increase Lunar Cycle Lunar Periodicity Weser Estuary 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Literature cited

  1. Bass, N. R., Brafield, A. E. (1972). The life cycle of the polychaeteNereis virens. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K. 52: 701–726Google Scholar
  2. Bishop, J. (1974). Observation on the swarming of a nereid polychaete,Neanthes succinea from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Proc. La Acad. Sci. 37: 60–63Google Scholar
  3. Clark, R. B. (1961). The origin and formation of the heteronereis. Biol. Rev. 36: 199–236Google Scholar
  4. Dales, R. P. (1950). Reproduction and larval development ofNereis diversicolor O. F. Müller, J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K. 29: 321–360Google Scholar
  5. Durchon, M., Porchet, M. (1971). Premières données quantitatives sur l'activité endocrine du cerveau des Nereidiens au cours de leur cycle sexuel. Gen. comp. Endocr. 16: 555–566Google Scholar
  6. Fage, L., Legendre, R. (1927). Pêches planctoniques à la lumière effectuées à Banjuls-sur-Mer et a Concarneau; Annélides polychaètes. Archs Zool. exp. gén. 67: 23–222Google Scholar
  7. Franke, H. D. (1985). On a clocklike mechanism timing lunarrhythmic reproduction inTyposyllis prolifera (polychaeta). J. comp. physiol. (Sect. A) 156: 553–561Google Scholar
  8. Franke, H. D., Pfannenstiel, H. D. (1984). Some aspects of endocrine control of polychaete reproduction. Fortschr. Zool. 29: 53–72Google Scholar
  9. Goerke, H. (1979).Nereis virens (Polychaeta) in marine pollution research: culture methods and oral administration of a polychlorinated biphenyl. Veröff. Inst. Meeresforsch Bremerh. 17: 151–161Google Scholar
  10. Goerke, H. (1984). Temperature-dependence of swarming in north Sea Nereidae. Fortschr. Zool. 29: 29–43Google Scholar
  11. Hauenschild, C. (1956). Neue experimentelle Untersuchungen zum Problem der Lunarperiodizität. Naturwissenschaften 16: 361–363Google Scholar
  12. Hauenschild, C. (1960). Lunar periodicity. In: Cold Spring harbour symposium on quantitative biology, Vol. XXV. Biological clocks. The Biology Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbour, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  13. Herpin, R. (1925). Recherches biologiques sur la reproduction et le développement de quelques annélides polychaètes. Bull. Soc. Sci. Nat. l'ouest France (Ser. 4) 5: 1–250Google Scholar
  14. Kinne, O. (1954). Über das Schwärmen und die Larvalentwicklung vonNereis succinea Leuckart. Zool. Anz. 153: 114–126Google Scholar
  15. Kristensen, E. (1984). Life cycle, growth and production in estuarine populations of the polychaetousNereis virens andNereis diversicolor. Holarct. Ecol., Copenhagen 7: 249–256Google Scholar
  16. Lillie, F. R., Just, E. F. (1913). Breeding habits of the heteronereis form ofNereis limbata at Whitstable, Mass. Biol. Bull. mar. biol. Lab., Woods Hole 24: 147–160Google Scholar
  17. Mettam, C., Santhanam, V., Havard, M. S. C. (1982). The oogenic cycle ofNereis diversicolor under natural conditions. J. mar. biol. Ass. U.K. 62: 637–645Google Scholar
  18. Milheikowsky, S. A. (1958). Lunar periodicity in spawning of littoral and upper sublittoral invertebrates of the White Sea and other Seas. Dokl. Biol. Sci. 123: 1006–1009Google Scholar
  19. Newell, E. (1954). The marine fauna of Whitstable. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (Ser. 12) 7: 321–350Google Scholar
  20. Olive, P. J. W., Garwood, P. R. (1983). The importance of long term endogenous rhythms in the maintenance of reproductive cycles of marine invertebrates: a reappraisal. Int. J. Invertebrate Reprod. Dev. (Amsterdam) 6: 339–347Google Scholar
  21. Rasmussen, E. (1956). Faunistic and biological notes on marine invertebrates III. The reproduction and larval development of some polychaetes from the Isefjord, with some faunistic notes. Biol. Medd. K. Dan. Vidensk. Selsk. 23: 1–84Google Scholar
  22. Rasmussen, E. (1973). Systematics and ecology of the Isefjord marine fauna (Denmark). Ophelia 11: 1–507Google Scholar
  23. Schroeder, P. C., Hermans, C. O. (1975). Annelida: Polychaeta. In: Giese, A. C., Pearse, J. S. (eds.) Reproduction of marine invertebrates, Vol. 3. Academic Press, New York, p. 85–92Google Scholar
  24. Wu, B. L., Sun, R. P., Yang, D. J. (1984). The Nereidae of the Chinese coast. China Ocean Press, Beijing. Springer Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, TokyoGoogle Scholar
  25. Zeeck, E., Hardege, J., Bartels-Hardege, H., Wesselmann G. (1988). Sex pheromone in a marine polychaete: determination of the chemical structure. J. exp. Zool. 246: 285–292Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Hardege
    • 1
  • H. D. Bartels-Hardege
    • 1
  • E. Zeeck
    • 1
  • F. T. Grimm
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich 9University of OldenburgOldenburgFRG

Personalised recommendations