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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813) 
AphiaID: 102788

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 editorSenticaudata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadziida (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadziidira (Parvorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadzioidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita Karaman, 1981
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCancer obtusatus Montagu, 1813 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813) (Synonym)
Sources  original description Montagu, George 1813. An account of some new and rare marine British shells and animals. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 11: 179-204. [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 editorMarennes-Oléron bay [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest-Oléron [details]
English Channel
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBaie de la Seine [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGolfe Normanno-Breton [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Coast of France [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRoscoff [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux [details]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAnna Frisopolder [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBreezand [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostkapelle [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVeerse Meer [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVrouwenpolder [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWalcheren [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZoutelande [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 editorNorth West Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 editorOosterschelde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRoompot [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVoordelta [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface grazer [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life 
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 ITIS
Notes 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution  Abludomelita obtusata is present at the open coast (less in Ooster- and Westerschelde).
Not present in the tidal area. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature In the Dutch literature Abludomelita obtusata is mentioned as Melita obtusata . Karaman (1981) placed the latter species in a new genus namely Abludomelita [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102788
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
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813). 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=102788 on 2014-08-01
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