MACROBEL
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf
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Macrobel taxon details

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

102916  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102916)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Amphipod with relatively robust body up to 7...  
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...  
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]
Costello, M.; Bellan-Santini, D. (2004). Pontocrates altamarinus (Spence Bate & Westwood, 1862). 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: Taxa used on the Macrobel website at http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102916 on 2017-12-12

Date
action
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
checked

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 Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source 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 (HKRMS) BU. (2013). Provision of services for field sampling, species identification and data analysis of benthic faunal communities of Hong Kong marin waters. Final report submitted to EPD. [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]   
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]
 

Feeding Type
detritus feeder [details]