WoRMS taxon details

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

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

accepted
Species
marine
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]  OpenAccess publication 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription A slender amphipod up to 9 mm long. The second...  
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...  
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...  
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 editorNomenclature In the Dutch literature Abludomelita obtusata...  
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]
Costello, M.; Bellan-Santini, D. (2004). Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813). 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=102788 on 2017-12-16

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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]  OpenAccess publication 

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]   

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. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)) Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)) Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)) Faasse, M.; Van Moorsel, G. (2000). Nieuwe en minder bekende vlokreeftjes van sublitorale harde bodems in het Deltagebied (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea) [New and lesser-known amphipods of hard substrates in the Delta area of the Netherlands (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea)]. Ned. Faunist. Meded. 11: 19-44 (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)) 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)) Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCancer obtusatus Montagu, 1813) Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

source of synonymy  (ofUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCancer obtusatus Montagu, 1813) Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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”. Monitor Taskforce Publication Series, 2013-01. NIOZ: Yerseke. 35 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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]
 

Feeding Type
deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface feeder [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]