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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus swammerdamei (Milne-Edwards, 1830) 
AphiaID: 102131

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
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNototropis swammerdamei (Milne-Edwards, 1830)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtylus Leach, 1815
Sources  original description Milne Edwards H. (1830). Extrait de recherches pour servir à l'histoire naturelle des crustacés amphipodes. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, 20, 353-399; pl. 10-11;. [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Bay of Biscay
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorArcachon Bay [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCordouan (lighthouse) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGironde Estuary [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarennes-Oléron bay [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest-Oléron [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlankenberge [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBredene [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLombardsijde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMariakerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMiddelkerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNieuwpoort [details]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIsle of Wight [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBray-Dunes [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHendaye [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRoscoff [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRoyan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSt-Jean-de-Luz [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGreek Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Norway
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest Coast of Norway  [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSan Sebastian [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortland [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSphaeronella atyli Hansen, 1897 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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 USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Atylus swammerdamei[details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription These amphipods are highly flattened at the sides and measure up to 10 mm long. The species has a
whitish colour with brown patches. The head has a small curved rostrum and slender antennae of
equal size. Eyes are large and reniform. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Europe, West and South Africa (Griffiths, 1974). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Ubiquitous, and often common [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Atylus swammerdami was observed across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea with a low distribution frequency and in low densities (up to 60 ind./m2). A similar distribution pattern was also found in the 1994-2001 period. The most remarkable difference was the high distribution frequency near the southern Zeeland Banks. This is where the highest densities were observed (up to 170 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution A. swarnmerdami is found in the shallower part of the Dutch continental shelf. Both A. swarnmerdami and A. falcatus are absent from the oyster Ground. In the Delta area, it is found in the Oosterschelde, but has previously also been recorded from the Westerschelde (Cattrijsse et al., 1993). In literature the species is described from the lower intertidal to depths of about 50 m (Lincoln, 1979; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Atylus swammerdami displays no clear preference for sediments with a specific grain size: the species is found in sediments with median grain sizes up to 550 μm with a low relative occurrence. However, a clear preference can be seen with regard to the mud content. Atylus swammerdami reaches a relative occurrence of over 40% in sediments with a mud content of 30-40%. The species is nevertheless also found in sediments with lower or higher mud contents (up to 50%). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat A. swammerdami mainly lives in fine sediments with a low mud content, but also occurs in sandy (coarse) deposits and among algae (Lincoin, 1979; Fish & Fish, 1989; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology A. swammerdami has a strongly compressed body of up to 10 mm in length. The head carries a small curved rostrum. The eyes are large and kidney-shaped. The first pair of antennae are shorter than the second pair. The abdomen consists of only 5 visible segments. The body is whitish in colour and is covered with brown patches (Lincoln, 1979; Fish & Fish, 1989). A. swammerdami differs from A. falcatus (q.v.) in lacking the large claspers on the robust third pereopod. [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Picture of Atylus swammerdami
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102131
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
2013-02-28 20:42:32Z  changed  Horton, Tammy
2013-04-01 08:35:47Z  changed  Horton, Tammy
  
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  Citation: Horton, T. (2014). Atylus swammerdamei (Milne-Edwards, 1830). 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=102131 on 2014-09-19
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