Collection Data

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Phil Pepe, Mexico 1976

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These polychaetes came from rarely sampled intertidal habitats from the southern tip of Baja California and throughout the Gulf of California, Mexico.


Dr. Pepe was a Pd.D. student under the direction of Drs. Richard Brusca and Kristian Fauchald at the University of Southern California studying intertidal bioerosion and endolithic (rock-dwelling) fauna. He assembled a series of samples collected by him, Brusca, and various colleagues for his research. These samples were kept together as a subset of the LACM-AHF Polychaete Collection.

Pepe, P. 1983. Bioerosion by a polychaete annelid, Eunice afra Peters, at Puerto PeÒasco, Gulf of California, Mexico. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California.

Pepe, P.J. 1985. Littoral endolithic fauna of the Central American Isthmus. Revista de Biologia Tropical 33(2): 191-194.

Collection Location and Dates

Sampling occurred in the states of Baja California, Sonora, Jalisco, and Sinaloa between August-October 1976.

Taxonomic Contents

Mostly polychaetes; a few non-polychaetes may be in some of the jars.


Original field notes held by H. Harris in Polychaetes.

Description of Collection

The specimens were fixed in 10% formalin-seawater. They were briefly rinsed in fresh water, then transferred to 70% ethanol in 2010.

Collection Inventory

41 jars containing 1 to 20 lots each.

Collection Assets

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08/28/2009 Retrieve [21.0 kB] Raw data file from L. Harris.

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