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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938

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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]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Amphipod with laterally flattened body, rather...  
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 In the 1976-1986 period Bathyporeia elegans...  
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 common or abundant  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution common or abundant [details]
Costello, M.; Bellan-Santini, D. (2004). Bathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938. 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=103058 on 2017-11-18

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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]   

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 Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Census of Marine Life (2012). SYNDEEP: Towards a first global synthesis of biodiversity, biogeography and ecosystem function in the deep sea. Unpublished data (datasetID: 38), available online at http://www.comlsecretariat.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/SYNDEEP-Towards-a-first-global-synthesis-of-biodiversity-biogeography-and-ecosystem-function-in-the-deep-sea-Eva-Ramirez-Llodra-et-al..pdf [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 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 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 common or abundant [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]
 

Feeding Type
deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]