Collection Data

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Panama-Lee 1976

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A good collection of Panamian polychates.


Henry Lee II studied seasonality, predation, and opportunism in high diversity soft-bottom intertidal and shallow subtidal communities in two areas of Panama for this Ph.D disseration. He used predator exclusion and control cages, in manipulated and non-manipulated sites, as well as doing feeding rate experiments. Dr. Lee was based at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Naos, Panama. While still at the Allan Hancock Foundation Leslie Harris, NHMLAC Polychaete Collection Manager, acquired his polychaete specimens.

Collection Location and Dates

Naos Beach and Naos Causeway, Gulf of Panama and Playa Brava, Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. 1976-1977.

Taxonomic Contents



Lee, H., II. 1978. Seasonality, predation and opportunism in high diversity soft-bottom communities in the Gulf of Panama. Ph. D. thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 180 pp. A copy is in the Polychaete Section.

Description of Collection

Wet preserved collection. Some samples originally fixed in 10% formalin, later rinsed in fresh water and transferred into 70% ethanol; others directly preserved in 95% ethanol.

Collection Inventory

None at present. Specimens are presently separated by family and held as a subcollection on the survey shelves.

Collection Assets

No collection assets available.

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