BIOTIC Species Information for Echinogammarus planicrurus
Researched byChris Chance Data supplied byMarineEcoSol
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Scientific nameEchinogammarus planicrurus Common nameAn amphipod
MCS Code Recent Synonyms

PhylumArthropoda SubphylumCrustacea
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
Subclass OrderAmphipoda
Suborder FamilyGammaridae
GenusEchinogammarus Speciesplanicrurus

Additional Information
Taxonomy References Howson & Picton, 1997, Fish & Fish, 1996, Lincoln, 1979, Bell, 1995, Bell & Fish, 1996, Reid, 1940, Reid, 1944, Maren, 1975, Stock, 1973, Stock, 1982, Duhig & Humphries, 1955, Duhig, 1960, Kant et al., 1968,
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 Size
Height Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potentialInsufficient information DependencyNot researched
SociabilityInsufficient information
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & Ireland
Global distribution
Biogeographic rangeNot researched Depth rangeNot researched
MigratoryNot researched   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesField not researched
Physiographic preferencesField unresearched
Biological zoneField unresearched
Wave exposureField unresearched
Tidal stream strength/Water flowField unresearched
SalinityField unresearched
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Fish & Fish, 1996, Lincoln, 1979, Bell, 1995, NBN, 2002, JNCC, 1999, Bell & Fish, 1996, Maren, 1975, Morgan, 1970, Stock, 1973, Stock, 1982, Duhig & Humphries, 1955, Duhig, 1960, Kant et al., 1968, Maren, 1975b,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive type Developmental mechanism
Reproductive SeasonNot researched Reproductive LocationBrood chamber / Pouch
Reproductive frequencyInsufficient information Regeneration potential No
Life spanInsufficient information Age at reproductive maturityInsufficient information
Generation timeInsufficient information FecundityMean 1.4 eggs winter, 5.9 summer, 14 max
Egg/propagule sizeNot researched Fertilization typeInsufficient information
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialInsufficient information Larval settlement periodNot researched
Duration of larval stageInsufficient information   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Bell & Fish, 1996,
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