WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus falcatus Metzger, 1871

102126  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102126)

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (basionym)
Species
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution A. falcatus is frequently found along the...  
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.  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution All British coasts, but apparently not common. [details]
Lowry, J.; Costello, M.; Bellan-Santini, D. (2010). Atylus falcatus Metzger, 1871. In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J. F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2017). World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102126 on 2017-12-13

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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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]   

additional source Bachelet, G.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Sorbe, J.C. (2003). An updated checklist of marine and brackish water Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the southern Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic). Cah. Biol. Mar. 44(2): 121-151 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeotropis falcatus) 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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
 

Feeding Type
omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]