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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPontocrates altamarinus (Bate & Westwood, 1862) 
AphiaID: 102916

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 editorGammaridea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOedicerotidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPontocrates
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPontocrates Boeck, 1871
Source 
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Environment marine
Feedingtype  detritus feeder [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 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 editorDescription Amphipod with relatively robust body up to 7 mm long. The eyes are very large and round. Its colour
varies between white and yellow with clear brown patches. The head has a short, pointed rostrum
arched downwards. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution In the 1976-1986 period Pontocrates altamarinus was found to occur across the entire Belgian part of the North Sea, with the exception of the coastal zone. This distribution pattern was extended by observations in the coastal zone in the 1994-2001 period. In both periods P. altamarinus had a low distribution frequency and relatively low densities (1976-1986 period: maximum 130 ind./m2; 1994-2001 period: maximum 30 ind./m2). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Pontocrates altamarinus appears in different sediment types but always with a relatively low occurrence (< 30%). A clear preference for a certain sediment type cannot be identified. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102916
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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). Pontocrates altamarinus (Bate & Westwood, 1862). 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=102916 on 2014-09-18