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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938 
AphiaID: 103058

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 editorGammarida > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaridira > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGammaroidea > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeiidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia elegans
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBathyporeia Lindström, 1855
Source 
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Environment marine
Feedingtypes  deposit feeder: subsurface [details]
deposit feeder: surface [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBIOTIC 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (4 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 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]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:103058
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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). Bathyporeia elegans Watkin, 1938. 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=103058 on 2014-12-29