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Urothoe brevicornis Spence Bate, 1862

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Bate, C.S. (1862). Catalogue of the specimens of amphipodous Crustacea in the collection of the British Museum. Taylor & Francis, London. 399 pp., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.20901 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Description An amphipod with a rounded, broad and robust body. Can reach lengths of 7 mm. The black eyes are very large in males and...  
Description An amphipod with a rounded, broad and robust body. Can reach lengths of 7 mm. The black eyes are very large in males and almost adjoining on top of the head. In females the eyes are moderately large and reniform. The head has a small rostrum. The body is yellowish white. [details]

Distribution In the 1976-1986 period Urothoe brevicornis was observed outside the coastal area with a low distribution frequency and in...  
Distribution In the 1976-1986 period Urothoe brevicornis was observed outside the coastal area with a low distribution frequency and in low densities (maximum 140 ind./m2). A higher distribution frequency, higher densities (maximum 350 ind./m2) and observations near the western coastal zone were characteristic of the species in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Distribution frequent, but rarely numerous  
Distribution frequent, but rarely numerous [details]
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. (2018). World Amphipoda Database. Urothoe brevicornis Spence Bate, 1862. Accessed through: Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel) at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=103226 on 2018-06-18
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Urothoe brevicornis Spence Bate, 1862. Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=103226 on 2018-06-18
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original description Bate, C.S. (1862). Catalogue of the specimens of amphipodous Crustacea in the collection of the British Museum. Taylor & Francis, London. 399 pp., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.20901 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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 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]   

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]   

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]   
 
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Description An amphipod with a rounded, broad and robust body. Can reach lengths of 7 mm. The black eyes are very large in males and almost adjoining on top of the head. In females the eyes are moderately large and reniform. The head has a small rostrum. The body is yellowish white. [details]

Distribution In the 1976-1986 period Urothoe brevicornis was observed outside the coastal area with a low distribution frequency and in low densities (maximum 140 ind./m2). A higher distribution frequency, higher densities (maximum 350 ind./m2) and observations near the western coastal zone were characteristic of the species in the 1994-2001 period. [details]

Distribution frequent, but rarely numerous [details]

Habitat Urothoe brevicornis is typically found in medium to coarse-grained sediments (median grain size > 200 μm). The mud content remains low (chiefly < 10%). The highest relative occurrence (± 40%) is reached in sediments with a median grain size of 250 to 400 μm. [details]