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  • Geographical region(s): Norway, trans boundary
  • Ecosystem coverage: Marine
  • Taxonomic group(s): Other metazoa
  • Host institute(s): NTNU University Museum (Norway)
  • Time span: Ongoing
  • Description: Polychaete worms are among the most abundant organisms in the seabed sediments. In Norwegian waters, about 700 species are known, and many unknown. The main aim of the project is to provide new knowledge of polychaetes from coastal areas to the deep sea. Taxonomic challenges of species and species groups are investigated in terms of species delimitation and description, with careful morphological assessments and DNA barcoding as main tools. Patterns of species distribution is of particular interest.
Published On: January 29th, 2024 /