BIOTIC Species Information for Crangon allmanni
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Taxonomy
Scientific nameCrangon allmanni Common nameA shrimp
MCS CodeS1384 Recent SynonymsSee Smaldon et al. (1993) for comments on spelling

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassEucarida OrderDecapoda
SuborderPleocyemata FamilyCrangonidae
GenusCrangon Speciesallmanni
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodPredator
Scavenger
Mobility/MovementCrawler
Burrower
Swimmer
Environmental positionInfaunal
Epifaunal
Epibenthic
Typical food typesInvertebrates including crustaceans, annelids and also molluscs, ophiuroids and foraminiferans HabitFree living
BioturbatorNot relevant FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityFragile SizeSmall-medium(3-10cm)
HeightNot researched Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Blahudka & Turkay, 2002, Allen, 1960, Burrows et al., 2003, Jayamanne, 1995, Fish & Fish, 1996,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound on all British and Irish coasts.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from the coasts of Sweden to south-west Britain.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth rangeFrom 10 m to 250 m depth.
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesMuddy gravel
Sandy mud
Muddy sand
Mud
Mixed
Gravelley sand
Gravelly mud
Physiographic preferencesOpen coast
Offshore seabed
Strait / sound
Enclosed coast / Embayment
Biological zoneSublittoral Fringe
Upper Infralittoral
Lower Infralittoral
Upper Circalittoral
Lower Circalittoral
Circalittoral Offshore
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityFull (30-40 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References NBN, 2002, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Blahudka & Turkay, 2002, Allen, 1960, Jayamanne, 1995,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismNot researched
Reproductive SeasonNot researched Reproductive LocationAs adult
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span6-10 years Age at reproductive maturity1-2 years
Generation timeNot researched FecundityInsufficient information
Egg/propagule sizeNot researched Fertilization typeExternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodNot researched
Duration of larval stageNot researched   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Mente, 2008, Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Blahudka & Turkay, 2002, Jayamanne, 1995, Fish & Fish, 1996,
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