Literature on Marenzelleria

Literature on Marenzelleria spp.

Atkins, S.M., Jones, A.M. and Garwood, P.R. 1987. The ecology and reproductive cycle of a population of Marenzelleria viridis (annelida: Polychaeta: Spionidae) in the Tay Estuary. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 92B: 311-322.

Bastrop, R. and Blank, M. 2006. Multiple invasions – a polychaete genus enters the Baltic Sea. Biological Invasions 8: 1195-1200.

Bastrop, R., Jürss, K. and Sturmbauer, C. 1998. Cryptic species in a marine polychaete and their independent introduction from North America to Europe. Molecular Biology and Evolution 15(2): 97-103.

Bastrop, R., Röhner, M., Sturmbauer, C. and Jürss, K. 1997. Where did Marenzelleria spp. (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in Europe come from? Aquatic Ecology 31: 119-136.

Bick, A. 2005. A new Spionidae (Polychaeta) from North Carolina, and a redescription of Marenzelleria wireni Augener, 1913, from Spitsbergen, with a key for all species of Marenzelleria. Helgoland Marine Research 59(4): 265-272.

Bick, A. and Burckhardt, R. 1989. Erstnachweis von Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta, Spionidae) für den Ostseeraum, mit einem Bestimmungsschlüssel der Spioniden der Ostsee. Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berlin 65(2): 237-247.

Bick, A. and Zettler, M.L. 1997. On the identity and distribution of two species of Marenzelleria (Polychaeta, Spionidae) in Europe and North America. Aquatic Ecology 31: 137-148.

Blank, M. and Bastrop, R. 2009. Phylogeny of the mud worm genus Marenzelleria (Polychaeta, Spionidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Zoologica Scripta 38: 313-321.

Blank, M., Bastrop, R., Röhner, M. and Jürss, K. 2004. Effect of salinity on spatial distribution and cell volume regulation in two sibling species of Marenzelleria (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 271: 193-205.

Blank, M., Fulda, S., Bastrop, R. and Jürss, K. 2005. Variation in protein patterns within and among polychaete sibling species of the genus Marenzelleria (Spionidae): a preliminary survey. Marine Biology 146: 943-950.

Blank, M., Laine, A.O., Jürss, K. and Bastrop, R. 2008. Molecular identification key based on PCR/RFLP for three polychaete sibling species of the genus Marenzelleria, and the species' current distribution in the Baltic Sea. Helgoland Marine Research 62: 129-141.

Bochert, R. 1997. Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae): a review of its reproduction. Aquatic Ecology 31: 163-175.

Bochert, R. and Bick, A. 1995. Reproduction and larval development of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Marine Biology 123: 763-773.

Bochert, R., Bick, A., Zettler, M. and Arndt, E.-A. 1997. Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873) (Polychaeta: Spionidae), an invader in the benthic community in Baltic coastal inlets – investigation of reproduction. In: Proceedings of the 13th Baltic Marine Biologists Symposium (Ed. A. Andrusaitis), pp. 131-139.

Bochert, R. Fritzsche, D. and Burckhardt, R. 1996. Influence of salinity and temperature on growth and survival of the planktonic larvae of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta, Spionidae). Journal of Plankton Research 18(7): 1239-1251.

Bochert, R., Zettler, M. and Bick, A. 1994. Untersuchungen zur räumlichen Verteilung der Larven von Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta; Spionidae) in einem flachen Küstengewässer der Ostsee. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 2: 227-240.

Bochert, R., Zettler, M.L. and Bochert, A. 1996. Variation in the reproductive status, larval occurrence and recruitment in an estuarine population of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Ophelia 45(2): 127-142.

Brattegard, T. & T. Holthe (Eds.) 1997. Distribution of marine, benthic macro-organisms in Norway. A tabulated catalogue. Preliminary edition. DN 1997-1. Directorate for Nature Management, Trondheim, Norway, 409pp.

Burckhardt, R., Schumann, R. and Bochert, R. 1997. Feeding biology of the pelagic larvae of Marenzelleria cf. viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from the Baltic Sea. Aquatic Ecology 31: 149-162. [this is M. neglecta]

Daunys, D., Schiedek, D. and Olenin, S. 2000. Species strategy near its boundary: the Marenzelleria cf. viridis (Polychaeta, Spionidae) case in the south-eastern Baltic Sea. International Review of Hydrobiology 85(5-6): 639-651.

Didžiulis, V. 2006. NOBANIS – Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet – Marenzelleria neglecta. – From: Online database of the North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species – NOBANIS (accessed on ??)

Eno, N.C., Clark, R.A. and Sanderson, W.G. 1997. Non-native marine species in British waters: a review and directory. Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Peterborough, UK, 136pp.

Essink, K. and Dekker, R. 2002. General patterns in invasion ecology tested in the Dutch Wadden Sea: the case of a brackish-marine polychaetous worm. Biological Invasions 4: 359-368.

Essink, K. and Kleef, H.L. 1988. Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873) (Polychaeta: Spionidae): A new record from the Ems estuary (The Netherlands/ Federal Republic of Germany). Zoologische Bijdragen 38: 3-13.

Essink, K. and Kleef, H.L. 1993. Distribution and life cycle of the North American spionid polychaete Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873) in the Ems estuary. Netherlands Journal of Aquatic Ecology 27(2-4): 237-246.

Fritzsche, D. 1997. Marenzelleria cf. viridis: Responses to salinity change and low oxygen partial pressure – A summary of information from resistance experiments and calorimetry. Rostock. Meeresbiolog. Beitr. 5: 103-117.

Fritzsche, D. and von Oertzen, J.-A. 1995. Metabolic responses to changing environmental conditions in the brackish water polychaetes Marenzelleria viridis and Hediste diversicolor. Marine Biology 121: 693-699.

Gollasch, S. and Nehring, S. 2006. National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany. Aquatic Invasions 1(4): 245-269.

Göransson, P., Börjesson, L. and Karlsson, M. 2005. Kustkontrollprogram för Helsingborg. Årsrapport 2004. Miljönämnden i Helsingborg, 84 pp.

Granberg, M.E., Gunnarsson, J.S., Hedman, J.E., Rosenberg, R. and Jonsson, P. 2008. Bioturbation-driven release of organic contaminants from Baltic Sea sediments mediated by the invading polychaete Marenzelleria neglecta. Environmental Science and Technology 42: 1058-1065.

Gruszka, P. 1991. Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873) (Polychaeta: Spionidae) – a new component of shallow water benthic community in the southern Baltic. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 21 Supplement: 57-65.

Gusev, A. and Starikova, I. 2005. Distribution and abundance of Marenzelleria neglecta (Sikorski and Bick 2004) (Polychaeta, Spionidae) in the Kaliningrad zone of the Baltic Sea in September 2001 and 2002. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 34, Supplement 1: 163-173.

Hahlbeck, E., Arndt, C. and Schiedek, D. 2000. Sulphide detoxification in Hediste diversicolor and Marenzelleria viridis, two dominant polychaete worms within the shallow coastal waters of the southern Baltic Sea. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B 125: 457-471.

Hietanen, S., Laine, A.O. and Lukkari, K. 2007. The complex effects of the invasive polychaetes Marenzelleria spp. on benthic nutrient dynamics. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353: 89-102.

Hopkins, C.C.E. 2001. Actual and potential effects of introduced marine organisms in Norwegian waters, including Svalbard. Research report 2001-1. Directorate for Nature Management, 53pp.

Jensen, K.R. and Knudsen, J. 2005. A summary of alien marine benthic invertebrates in Danish waters. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 34, Supplement 1: 137-162.

Jermakovs, V. and Cederwall, H. 2003. Distribution and morphological parameters of the polychaete Marenzelleria viridis population in the Gulf of Riga. ICES Cooperative Research Report 257: 21-28.

Jürss, K., Röhmer, M. and Bastrop, R. 1999. Enzyme activities and allozyme polymorphism in two genetic types (or sibling species) of the genus Marenzelleria (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in Europe. Marine Biology 135: 489-496.

Kerckhof, F., Haelters, J. and Golasch, S. 2007. Alien species in the marine and brackisch ecosystem: the situation in Belgian waters. Aquatic Invasions 2(3): 243-257.

Kotta, J. and Ólafsson, E. 2003. Competition for food between the introduced polychaete Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill) and the native amphipod Monoporeia affinis Lindström in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Sea Research 50: 27-35.

Kotta, J., Orav, H. and Sandberg-Kilpi, E. 2001. Ecological consequence of the introduction of the polychaete Marenzelleria cf. viridis into a shallow-water biotope of the northern Baltic Sea. Journal of Sea Research 46: 273-280.

Kube, J. and Powilleit, M. 1997. Factors controlling the distribution of Marenzelleria cf. viridis, Pygospio elegans and Streblospio shrubsoli (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in the southern Baltic Sea, with special attention for the response to an event of hypoxia. Aquatic Ecology 31: 187-198.

Kube, J., Zettler, M.L., Gosselck, F., Ossig, S. and Powilleit, M. 1996. Distribution of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in the southwestern Baltic Sea in 1993/94 – ten years after introduction. Sarsia 81: 131-142.

Maximov, A.A. 2009. Changes in bottom communities of the eastern Gulf of Finland after introduction of the polychaete Marenzelleria neglecta. [in Russian with English abstract]. Available at

Neideman, R., Wenngren, J. and Ólafsson, E. 2003. Competition between the introduced polychaete Marenzelleria sp. and the native amphipod Monoporeia affinis in Baltic soft bottoms. Marine Ecology Progress Series 264: 49-55.

Norkko, A., Bonsdorff, E. and Boström, C. 1993. Observations of the polychaete Marenzelleria viridis (Verril [sic]) on a shallow sandy bottom on the South coast of Finland. Memoranda Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica 69: 112-113.

Olsen, J., Kayikci, Reyhe, T.S. and Happel, E.M. 2008. The effects of Marenzelleria spp. on the benthic macro fauna community structure in the Isefjord. Bachelor-project, Roskilde University, 42pp. (available at )

Röhner, M., Bastrop, R. and Jürss, K. 1996. Colonization of Europe by two American genetic types or species of the genus Marenzelleria (Polychaeta: Spionidae). An electrophoretic analysis of allozymes. Marine Biology 127: 277-287.

Sarda, R., Valiela, I. and Foreman, K. 1995. Life cycle, demography, and production of Marenzelleria viridis in a salt marsh of southern New England. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 75: 725-738.

Schiedek, D. 1997. Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873) (Polychaeta), a new benthic species within European coastal waters. Some metabolic features. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 211: 85-101.

Schiedek, D. 1997. Marenzelleria cf. viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) – ecophysiological adaptations to a life in the coastal waters of the Baltic Sea. Aquatic Ecology 31: 199-210.

Schiedek, D., Vogan, C., Hardege, J. and Bentley, M. 1997. Marenzelleria cf. wireni (Polychaeta: Spionidae) from the Tay estuary. Metabolic response to severe hypoxia and hydrogen sulphide. Aquatic Ecology 31: 211-222.

Sikorski, A.V. and Bick, A. 2004. Revision of Marenzelleria Mesnil, 1896 (Spionidae, Polychaeta). Sarsia 89: 253-275.

Simm, M. and Põllumäe, A. 2006. Distribution and population dynamics of selected pelagic alien invertebrate species in Estonian marine waters. In: Alien invasive species in the north-eastern Baltic Sea: population dynamics and ecological impacts (eds. H. Ojaveer and J. Kotta), pp. 6-11. Estonian Marine Institute Report Series No. 14, Tallinn.

Stigzelius, J., Laine, A., Rissanen, J., Andersin, A.-B. and Ilus, E. 1997. The introduction of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta, Spionidae) into the Gulf of Finland and the Gulf of Bothnia (northern Baltic Sea). Annales Zoologici Fennici 34: 205-212.

Strömberg, A. and Persson, P. 2005. Den amerikanska havsborstmasken Marenzelleria viridis längs Helsingborgskusten 2005. Miljönämnden i Helsingborg, 12pp.

Warzocha, J., Gromisz, S., Woźniczka, A. and Koper, M. 2005. Distribution of Marenzelleria cf. viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) along the Polish coast of the Baltic Sea. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 34, Suppl. 1: 227-237.

Wolff, W.J. 2005. Non-indigenous marine and estuarine species in The Netherlands. Zoologische Mededelingen 79(1): 1-116.

Zettler, M.L. 1996. Successful establishment of the spionid polychaete, Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873), in the Darss-Zingst estuary (southern Baltic) and its influence on the indigenous macrozoobenthos. Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 43(3): 273-284.

Zettler, M.L. 1997. Population dynamics, growth and production of the neozoon Marenzelleria cf. viridis (Verrill, 1873) (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in a coastal water of the southern Baltic Sea. Aquatic Ecology 31: 177-186.

Zettler, M. 1997. Bibliography on the genus Marenzelleria and its geographical distribution, principal topics and nomenclature. Aquatic Ecology 31: 233-258.

Zettler, M.L. 1997. Larval settlement behaviour and habitat selection of a new established spionid polychaete Marenzelleria viridis (Verrill, 1873): field and laboratory experiments. Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge 5: 139-155.

Zettler, M.L. and Bick, A. 1996. The analysis of small- and mesoscale dispersion patterns of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in a coastal water area of the southern Baltic. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 50: 265-286.

Zettler, M.L., Bick, A. and Bochert, R. 1995. Distribution and population dynamics of Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta, Spionidae) in a costal [sic] water of the southern Baltic. Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 42(3): 209-224.

Zettler, M.L., Bochert, R. and Bick, A. 1994. Röhrenbau und Vertikalverteilung von Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) in einem inneren Küstengewässer der südlichen Ostsee. Rostocker Meeresbiologische Beiträge 2: 215-225.

Zettler, M.L., Daunys, D., Kotta, J. and Bick, A. 2002. History and success of an invasion into the Baltic Sea: The polychaete Marenzelleria cf. viridis, development and strategies. In: E. Leppäkoski et al. (eds), Invasive Aquatic Species in Europe, pp. 66-75. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

Żmudziński, L. 1996. The effect of the introduction of the American species Marenzelleria viridis (Polychaeta: Spionidae) on the benthic ecosystem of Vistula lagoon. P.S.Z.N.I: Marine Ecology 17(1-3): 221-226.