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

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacostraca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEumalacostraca > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeracarida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphipoda > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSenticaudata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadziida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadziidira > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHadzioidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelitidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAbludomelita Karaman, 1981
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813) (Synonym)
Sources 
additional source (of Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)) ITIS database, available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]

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Environment marine
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 Ám. 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
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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: Macrobel (2014). Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813). In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. Accessed through: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102788 on 2014-04-23