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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 editorMulticrustacea (Superclass) > 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) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita obtusata (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita Karaman, 1981
Orig. name Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCancer obtusatus Montagu, 1813
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 [not 1815]). Descriptions of several new or rare animals, principally marine, discovered on the South coast of Devonshire. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London. 11(1): 1-26, pl. 1-5., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/756542 [details] [full text]

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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]
Ireland
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [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 editorNorth West Atlantic [from synonym] [view taxon] [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 feeder [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: Costello, M.; Bellan-Santini, D. (2004). Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813). In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C. O.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J. M.; Hendrycks, E.; Holsinger, J.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Just, J.; Kamaltynov, R. M.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Senna, A. R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2016). World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102788 on 2016-05-31
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