Welcome to the 11th International Polychaete Conference being held in Sydney, Australia in 2013.
The conference will be held at the Australian Museum, commencing on the afternoon of Sunday 4th August through to Friday 9th August 2013. Workshops commence on 29th July.
Pat Hutchings Conference Convenor
Polychaetes are dominant benthic fauna in the marine environment. These marine worms are multi-segmented annelids with parapodia and beautifully patterned and coloured with irridescent or bright primary colours. Around 10,000 species have been described worldwide so far. Most polychaetes are less than 10 cm long and between 2 mm and 10 mm wide.
Polychaetes occur in most habitats ranging from estuaries and inshore waters to the open sea and and abyssal depths. Many species are found along intertidal areas, especially on sandy or muddy beaches and in coastal lagoons. The majority of these ancient group of worms are benthic while 50 planktonic species are distributed throughout the world's region.
Monday, July 29, 2013 - Friday, August 9, 2013 9:00 AM - 11:55 PMAUS Eastern Time
Australian MuseumCollege StreetSydney, New South Wales 2000Australia