A sand hopper (Allomelita pellucida)
|Researched by||Andrew Hosie||Refereed by||This information is not refereed|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Melita pellucida|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandA sparsely recorded species, Allomelita pellucida, is widespread around the British Isles including the St Andrew's Bay, Cullercoats, Hampshire, Southern Ireland and Isle of Man.
Global distributionFound in the northern Artlantic from Portugal to Norway.
HabitatAllomelita pellucida is an intertidal species which can be found in brackish waters usually living as a part of interstitial or epibenthic communities of soft sediments.
- Head without rostrum.
- Second gnathopod larger than first, especially in males, subchelate.
- Dorsal posterior margin of the urosomal segments without spines.
- Telson cleft but not entirely split.
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NBN (National Biodiversity Network) Atlas. Available from: https://www.nbnatlas.org.
Norfolk Biodiversity Information Service, 2017. NBIS Records to December 2016. Occurrence dataset: https://doi.org/10.15468/jca5lo accessed via GBIF.org on 2018-10-01.
OBIS (Ocean Biodiversity Information System), 2023. Global map of species distribution using gridded data. Available from: Ocean Biogeographic Information System. www.iobis.org. Accessed: 2023-09-21
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Last Updated: 16/10/2008