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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUrothoe brevicornis Bate, 1862 
AphiaID: 103226

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 editorUrothoidae > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUrothoe
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUrothoe Dana, 1852
Source 
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Environment marine
Feedingtype  deposit feeder: surface [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
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 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution frequent, but rarely numerous [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Urothoe brevicornis is typically found in medium to coarse-grained sediments (median grain size > 200 Ám). 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 Ám. [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:103226
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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). Urothoe brevicornis Bate, 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=103226 on 2014-04-20