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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus falcatus Metzger, 1871 
AphiaID: 102126

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeracarida (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipoda (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (basionym)
Accepted name  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNototropis falcatus (Metzger, 1871)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus Leach, 1815
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeotropis falcatus (Synonym)
Sources  basis of record Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 295-308 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Biscay
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAbra de Bilbao [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCordouan (lighthouse) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest-Oléron [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGolfe Normanno-Breton [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBray-Dunes [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRoscoff [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVoordelta [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRía del Eo [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSan Sebastian [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSantander [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution A. falcatus is frequently found along the Dutch coast from the Voordelta to the Wadden islands and, in lower densities, at the shallow Dogger Bank. Both A. swamrnerdami and A. falcatus are absent from the Oyster Ground. In the Delta area, the Dutch Wadden Sea and at the Oyster Ground A. falcatus is absent. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution All British coasts, but apparently not common. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat In the study area, this species occurs in fine to mediurn sand with a low mud content. In literature A. falcatus is also described from shell or muddy sand (Lincoln, 1979). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology This amphipod has a length of up to about 7 mm. lts colour is pale white with brown patches. The body is strongly compressed. The head has a well developed, slender rostrum. The eyes are moderately large in females and very large in males. A. falcatus differs from A. swammerdami (q.v.) because of the large claspers found on the robust third pereopod (Lincoln, 1979; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102126
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan-Santini, Denise
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  checked  Costello, Mark
2010-07-08 08:26:48Z  changed  Lowry, Jim
  
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  Citation: Lowry, J. (2014). Atylus falcatus Metzger, 1871. In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102126 on 2014-08-28
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