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Urothoe poseidonis Reibish, 1905

marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Reibisch, J. Faunistisch-biologische Untersuchungen über Amphipoden der Noordsee. Wiss. Meeresuntersuch. Abth. Kiel viii, pp. 147-188, pls. iv & v. [details]   
Description An amphipod with a relatively rounded, broad and robust body (like Urothoe brevicornis). The eyes are very large in males...  
Description An amphipod with a relatively rounded, broad and robust body (like Urothoe brevicornis). The eyes are very large in males and contiguous on top of the head. The eyes of females are smaller and oval. The body is reddish in colour. Differs from U. brevicornis in having a much broader fifth pair of legs. [details]

Distribution In both periods Urothoe poseidonis mainly occurred in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone...  
Distribution In both periods Urothoe poseidonis mainly occurred in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone but with the inclusion of the western Flemish Banks. Whereas the species was only found 15 times and with a maximum density of 50 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period, the species had a higher distribution frequency and maximum density (750 ind./m2) in the 1994-2001 period. In the latter period the species was mainly found in the western near-coastal zone. [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 poseidonis Reibish, 1905. 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=103235 on 2018-04-26
Long term trends in the macrobenthos of the Belgian Continental Shelf (Macrobel). Urothoe poseidonis Reibish, 1905. Accessed at: http://www.vliz.be/vmdcdata/macrobel/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=103235 on 2018-04-26
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original description Reibisch, J. Faunistisch-biologische Untersuchungen über Amphipoden der Noordsee. Wiss. Meeresuntersuch. Abth. Kiel viii, pp. 147-188, pls. iv & v. [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 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 (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
Description An amphipod with a relatively rounded, broad and robust body (like Urothoe brevicornis). The eyes are very large in males and contiguous on top of the head. The eyes of females are smaller and oval. The body is reddish in colour. Differs from U. brevicornis in having a much broader fifth pair of legs. [details]

Distribution In both periods Urothoe poseidonis mainly occurred in the near-coastal zone, with the exception of the eastern coastal zone but with the inclusion of the western Flemish Banks. Whereas the species was only found 15 times and with a maximum density of 50 ind./m2 in the 1976-1986 period, the species had a higher distribution frequency and maximum density (750 ind./m2) in the 1994-2001 period. In the latter period the species was mainly found in the western near-coastal zone. [details]

Habitat Urothoe poseidonis occurs in fine-grained sediments and reaches a relative occurrence of at least 20% in sediments with a median grain size ranging from 150 to 300 μm. The species avoids
muddy sediments (mud content maximum 40%). [details]