Ampelisca brevicornis   Costa, 1853

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Amphipoda | Ampeliscidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 7 - 9 m (Ref. 2851).  Subtropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Pacific, Northeast Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cmmax. reported age: 1.00 years (Ref. 2823)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Depth based on occurrence (Ref. 2851, p. 719); to be replaced with better reference. Found in estuarine and inshore areas (Ref. 96352), and even marine caves (Ref. 96564). Inhabits sandy bottoms (Refs. 2780, 124788) of silt to fine sand (Ref. 96352). A microvore that feeds on organic detritus (Ref. 96352).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Amphipoda are gonochoric and sexually dimoprhic (males larger than females). Mating behavior: Males locate potential partners with the aid of their antenna to detect the pheromones released by the females; the male then rides or carries the female until the latter is ready to molt. When the female is ready, the male pushes the sperm into the marsupium and releases the female afterwards. A few hours later, the female releases her eggs into the marsupium for fertilization. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium. Eggs hatch into juveniles and remain in the marsupium for a few days. Each species undergo 20 molts at most, i.e., 1-year long life cycle.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Alves, F., L. Chicharo, A. Nogueira and J. Regala. 2003. (Ref. 2851)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 130435)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Egg development

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | Fishipedia | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 9.2 - 20.6, mean 12.5 (based on 673 cells).
Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.