Abludomelita obtusata

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Abludomelita obtusata
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male
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female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Family: Melitidae
Genus: Abludomelita
Species: A. obtusata
Binomial name
Abludomelita obtusata
(Montagu, 1813) [1]
Synonyms
  • Cancer obtusatus Montagu, 1813
  • Melita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)

Abludomelita obtusata is a species of amphipod crustacean. It may grow up to 9 millimetres (0.35 in) long, is a brownish colour, and lacks a rostrum.[2] It lives in marine sediments of any grain size, but with a preference for a mud content of 10%–40%, around the coasts of the southern North Sea.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Mark Costello & Denise Bellan-Santini. J. Lowry, ed. "Abludomelita obtusata (Montagu, 1813)". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved July 27, 2011. 

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