BIOTIC Species Information for Gammarus chevreuxi
Researched byLiz Morris Data supplied byMarineEcoSol
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameGammarus chevreuxi Common nameA sand shrimp
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumArthropoda SubphylumCrustacea
Superclass ClassMalacostraca
SubclassEumalacostraca OrderAmphipoda
Suborder FamilyGammaridae
GenusGammarus Specieschevreuxi

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1994, Lincoln, 1979,
General Biology
Growth formNot relevant
Feeding methodField unresearched
Mobility/MovementInsufficient information
Environmental positionNot researched
Typical food typesNot researched HabitNot researched
BioturbatorNot researched FlexibilityNot researched
FragilityNot researched SizeVery small(<1cm)
Height Growth Rate
Adult dispersal potential1km-10km DependencyNot researched
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Subida, 2005,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth range
MigratoryNot researched   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesField not researched
Physiographic preferencesRia / Voe
Biological zoneField unresearched
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityLow (<18 psu)
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward et al., 1996, Hayward & Ryland, 1994, Lincoln, 1979, MBA, 1957, Dorey et al., 1973, NBN, 2002, Subida, 2005,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanismBrooding
Reproductive Season Reproductive LocationBrood chamber / Pouch
Reproductive frequencyAnnual episodic Regeneration potential No
Life span<1 year Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation time<1 year FecundityAnnual mean 8 embryos per brood, max 32
Egg/propagule sizeNot researched Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement period
Duration of larval stageNot relevant   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Subida, 2005,
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