BIOTIC Species Information for Talitrus saltator
Researched byGeorgina Budd Data supplied byMarLIN
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Scientific nameTalitrus saltator Common nameA sand hopper
MCS CodeS241 Recent SynonymsTalitrus locusta

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderAmphipoda
SuborderGammaridea FamilyTalitridae
GenusTalitrus Speciessaltator

Additional InformationAn extensive review of the Talitridae was published by Bulycheva (1957) in which the concept of the family was reconsidered and a number of genera removed to newly erected families, Hyalidae and Hyalellidae. The separation provides a convenient ecological grouping with the truly terrestrial genera in the Talitridae, a family consisting of five genera (Talitrus, Orchestia, Talorchestia, Talitroides and Brevitalitrus), all of which are recorded in the British Isles. Talitrus are a small circumtropical genus comprising about 10 recognized species but Talitrus saltator is the only species that extends into the north east Atlantic area (Lincoln, 1979).
Taxonomy References Reid, 1947, Howson & Picton, 1997, Lincoln, 1979, Bulycheva, 1957,
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