WoRMS taxon details

Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)

102788  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102788)

accepted
Species
Cancer (Gammarus) obtusatus Montagu, 1813 (superseded original combination)
Cancer obtusatus Montagu, 1813 (Alternate representation)
marine
(ofCancer (Gammarus) obtusatus Montagu, 1813) Montagu, G. (1813). Descriptions of several new or rare animals, principally marine, discovered on the South coast of Devonshire. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 11(1): 1–26, plates 1–5., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/756542
page(s): 5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Description A slender amphipod up to 9 mm long. The second pair of claws is remarkably well developed in the
males. No rostrum....  
Description A slender amphipod up to 9 mm long. The second pair of claws is remarkably well developed in the
males. No rostrum. Brownish colour. [details]

Distribution  Abludomelita obtusata is present at the open coast (less in Ooster- and Westerschelde).
Not present in the tidal area.  
Distribution  Abludomelita obtusata is present at the open coast (less in Ooster- and Westerschelde).
Not present in the tidal area. [details]

Distribution Because of the very low distribution frequency it is not possible to deduce a clear distribution pattern of Abludomelita...  
Distribution Because of the very low distribution frequency it is not possible to deduce a clear distribution pattern of Abludomelita obtusata for the 1976-1986 period. In the 1994-2001 period, however, the species was mainly found in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species had a relatively high distribution frequency in this period. The density also increased considerably: from a maximum of 150 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period to a maximum of 550 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Nomenclature In the Dutch literature Abludomelita obtusata is mentioned as Melita obtusata . Karaman (1981) placed the latter species...  
Nomenclature In the Dutch literature Abludomelita obtusata is mentioned as Melita obtusata . Karaman (1981) placed the latter species in a new genus namely Abludomelita [details]
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M. J.; 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. (2018). World Amphipoda Database. Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102788 on 2018-11-15
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original description  (ofCancer (Gammarus) obtusatus Montagu, 1813) Montagu, G. (1813). Descriptions of several new or rare animals, principally marine, discovered on the South coast of Devonshire. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 11(1): 1–26, plates 1–5., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/756542
page(s): 5 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Schelde) Maris, T.; Beauchard, O.; Van Damme, S.; Van den Bergh, E.; Wijnhoven, S.; Meire, P. (2013). Referentiematrices en Ecotoopoppervlaktes Annex bij de Evaluatiemethodiek Schelde-estuarium Studie naar “Ecotoopoppervlaktes en intactness index”. <em>Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke.</em> 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda. <em>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.</em> 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). <i>Cah. Biol. Mar. 44(2)</i>: 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]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. <em>Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8.</em> vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description A slender amphipod up to 9 mm long. The second pair of claws is remarkably well developed in the
males. No rostrum. Brownish colour. [details]

Distribution  Abludomelita obtusata is present at the open coast (less in Ooster- and Westerschelde).
Not present in the tidal area. [details]

Distribution Because of the very low distribution frequency it is not possible to deduce a clear distribution pattern of Abludomelita obtusata for the 1976-1986 period. In the 1994-2001 period, however, the species was mainly found in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone. The species had a relatively high distribution frequency in this period. The density also increased considerably: from a maximum of 150 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period to a maximum of 550 ind./m2 in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Habitat Abludomelita obtusata has no clear preference for a specific grain size: the species is found in sediments with a median grain size up to 500 μm. However, a clear preference can be seen with regard to the mud content. Abludomelita obtusata reaches a relative occurrence of over 40% in sediments with a mud content of 10 to 40%. The species is nevertheless also observed in sediments with higher or lower mud contents. [details]

Nomenclature In the Dutch literature Abludomelita obtusata is mentioned as Melita obtusata . Karaman (1981) placed the latter species in a new genus namely Abludomelita [details]