|General Information||Taxonomy and identification||General biology||Habitat preferences and distribution||Reproduction and longevity||Sensitivity||Importance|
Image - Jassa falcata Image width ca XX cm.
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Jassa falcata is not listed under any importance categories.
|Researched by:||Jacqueline Hill||Refereed by:||Prof. P. Geoff Moore|
|Phylum||Arthropoda||Arthropods, joint-legged animals, e.g. insects, crustaceans & spiders|
|Class||Malacostraca||Crabs, lobsters, sand hoppers and sea slaters|
|Recorded distribution in Britain and Ireland||Found on all British coasts. Reported from several sites around the coast of Ireland.|
|Habitat information||Jassa falcata constructs tubes from debris amongst algae, hydroid growths and on solid surfaces in sediment and areas of strong water currents such as pilings, buoys, rafts or the hulls of ships. It is an important fouling organism because the tubes of Jassa falcata often form dense mats or 'nests'. Also found in Laminaria spp. holdfasts and similar habitats.|
|Description||A tube dwelling amphipod, elongate and rather flattened up to 13 mm in length. Colour varied, often yellow-grey with brown, red or black patches depending the colour of the surrounding habitat. Eyes small, round and dark.|
This review can be cited as follows:
Jacqueline Hill 2000. Jassa falcata. An amphipod. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 23/05/2013]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/speciesfullreview.php?speciesID=3581>