BIOTIC Species Information for Abludomelita obtusata
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameAbludomelita obtusata Common nameAn amphipod
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumArthropoda Subphylum
Superclass ClassMalacostraca
Subclass OrderAmphipoda
Suborder FamilyMelitidae
GenusAbludomelita Speciesobtusata
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth form Feeding methodSurface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementSwimmer
Burrower
Environmental position
Typical food types Habit
Bioturbator Flexibility
Fragility SizeVery small(<1cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential Dependency
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Heidi Tillin, unpub data, Julie Bremner, unpub data, Rees & Dare, 1993,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic range Depth range
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferences Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive Season Reproductive Location
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span Age at reproductive maturity
Generation time Fecundity
Egg/propagule size Fertilization type
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potential Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stage   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Heidi Tillin, unpub data, Julie Bremner, unpub data,
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