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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938 
AphiaID: 103058

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 editorGammarida (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridira (Parvorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia elegans (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia Lindström, 1855
Sources  original description Watkin E.E. (1938). A revision on the amphipod genus Bathyporeia Lindström. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 23, 1, 211-236. [details]

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Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsand digger shrimp  [details]
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 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 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGolfe Normanno-Breton [details]
France
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 editorWimereux [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
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 editorDoggersbank [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOosterschelde [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVoordelta [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Spain
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBasque Coast of Spain [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRía del Eo [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSan Sebastian [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSantander [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBritish Isles [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPortland [details]
Wadden Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWadden Sea [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 publications) 
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 editorBiology Bathyporeia spp. show two types of movement, swimming and burrowing, that may follow each other up in rapid succession. Often they seem to burrow with the dorsal side upwards. This may be associated with the breeding cycle. In deeper waters the spring rise in temperature initiates breeding, while in shallower waters it is induced by tidal phasing. Ovigerous females of B. elegans are found mainly from May to August (Watkin, 1939a, 1939b; Nicolaisen & Kanneworff, 1969; Finchham, 1971).


Bathyporeia shows a typical feeding position lying upside down in a small cavity in the sand, and may be considered a selective deposit feeder. It feeds by cleaning sand grains from adhering micro-organisms and detritus (Nicolaisen & Kanneworff, 1969). [details]


Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Amphipod with laterally flattened body, rather slender and elongate. Up to 6 mm long. Head without
rostrum but with clearly discernible eyes. The upper antennae seem to be standing on an outgrowth
of the head. Usually not pigmented. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution common or abundant [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Bathyporeia elegans was only observed near the western coastal zone, the Flemish and the Zeeland Banks. In this period the species reaches a maximum density of 90 ind./m2. The distribution pattern is extended in the 1994-2001 period with different observations in the area of the Hinder Banks. Maximum densities amounted to 2,500 ind./m2. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution B. elegans is one of the most common macrobenthic species on the Dutch Continental Shelf and the most abundant species of the genus Bathyporeia. It is not present in the deeper
central Oyster Ground and the Wadden Sea. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Bathyporeia elegans is mainly found in medium to coarse-grained sediments (median grain size > 150 μm) with a low mud content (chiefly < 20%). The optimal sediment type has a median grain size of 200 to 350 μm (relative occurrence: > 30%) and a mud content of maximum 10% (relative occurrence: > 20%). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat B. elegans species prefers fine sand with a low content of mud. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMorphology B. elegans has a length of up to 6 mm. Its body is laterally compressed, rather slender and elongate. The head has no rostrum and the eyes are distinct. The body is devoid of pigment. The telson is completely split (Lincoln, 1979; Hayward & Ryland, 1990). Species of the genus Bathyporeia are remarkably similar in general rnorphology. They mostly differ in the number or size of little spines that are present at the plates covering their bodies. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:103058
Taxonomic
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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). Bathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938. 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=103058 on 2014-12-18
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