Physical Description

Type Information

Type for Tanais stanfordi Richardson
Catalog Number: USNM 25172
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Year Collected: 1898
Locality: Clipperton Atoll, Lagoon, North Pacific Ocean
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 24 - 24
 
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Migration

Alien species

Sinelobus stanfordi lives in tubes which it makes out of silt and attaches to hard (usually artificial) substrates which occur in the brackish water of estuaries and harbours. The species probably had a global distribution since the 16th century, which makes it nearly impossible to establish its original distribution. Presumably it spread which ships by attaching itself to the hulls, or by hiding in the solid ballast of ancient cargo ships. More recent introductions might have occurred through ballast water. Strangly enough it took until 2007 before this animal reach Belgian waters. It was first discovered in the Scheldt near the Antwerp harbour, shortly after its European introduction into the Dutch Rhine Delta.
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Alien species

Het Stanford’s naaldkreeftje Sinelobus stanfordi is vermoedelijk al sinds de 16de eeuw wereldwijd verspreid, waardoor het oorsprongsgebied van deze soort heel moeilijk te achterhalen is. Dit naaldkreeftje bewoont slibbuisjes die vastgehecht zijn aan harde, veelal artificiële substraten in het brak water van havens en estuaria. De verspreiding van het diertje gebeurde vermoedelijk via scheepvaart: het kreeftje kon zich vasthechtten aan scheepsrompen of kon verzeild raken in het vast ballastmateriaal en het ballastwater van schepen. Ondanks zijn nagenoeg wereldwijde verspreiding duurde het tot 2007 voordat dit naaldkreeftje voor het eerst in België waargenomen werd. De soort werd bij ons – kort na de eerste Europese observaties in de Nederlandse Rijndelta – gemeld in de haven van Antwerpen.
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