WoRMS banner

WoRMS RSS feed RSS
Add search provider Add provider
Twitter: Latest updates @WRMarineSpecies

WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita nitida Smith, 1873 
AphiaID: 146922

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 editorMelita (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita Leach, 1814
Sources  basis of record Faasse, M.; Van Moorsel, G. (2003). The North-American amphipods, Melita nitida Smith, 1873 and Incisocalliope aestuarius (Watling and Maurer, 1973) (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea), introduced to the western Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands). Aquat. Ecol. 37(1): 13-22 (look up in IMIS[details]

[show all]
Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorelegante honingvlokreeft  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Germany
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGermany (introduced: alien[details]
Netherlands
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNetherlands (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Exclusive Economic Zone [North Sea part] (introduced: alien[details]
From regional or thematic species database
Netherlands
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorNetherlands (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Caribbean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaribbean Sea [details]
Colombia
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorColombia [details]
Cuba
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCuba [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMexico [details]
Netherlands
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBath [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWalsoorden [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [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 editorGeul van Baarland [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: surface [details]
interface grazer [details]
suspension feeder: facultative [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (3 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (56 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 1 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduced species impact in German part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduced species impact in Germany (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in German part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Ships: accidental as attached or free-living fouling organisms [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Germany (Nation) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Netherlands (Nation) : Debris: transport of species on human generated debris [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Netherlands (Nation) : Shipping [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The amphipod Melita nitida was originally only found on the east and west coast of North-America. The species was first recorded in Europe (which it reached through transportation on ship’s hulls or in ballast water), in the Seascheldt in 1996. Remarkably, this species often occurs underneath Japanese oysters Crassostrea gigas and rocks: places that are less inhabited by indigenous amphipods. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Prince Edward Island (from the northern tip of Miscou Island, N.B. to Cape Breton Island south of Cheticamp, including the Northumberland Strait and Georges Bay to the Canso Strait causeway) [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat circalittoral of the Gulf and estuary [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Melita nitida Smith, 1873
Melita nitida Smith, 1873
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:146922
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-02-24 10:36:17Z  created  Claus, Simon
2010-03-15 11:00:52Z  checked  Costello, Mark
2010-11-09 10:34:31Z  changed  Lowry, Jim
  
[Taxonomic tree] [Occurrence map] [Google] [Google scholar] [Google images]
  Citation: Lowry, J. (2014). Melita nitida Smith, 1873. 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=146922 on 2014-08-22
  Creative Commons License The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License