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Description

 Macropodia tenuirostris is reddish brown in colour and has a triangular shaped shell (carapace) that is very narrow at the frontal region. The length of the carapace is around 3.2 cm and the breadth around 1.1 cm. The surface of the carapace has a smooth to slightly granular texture. The snout (rostrum) is thick, very long and is deflected slightly upwards, with numerous prominent hook-setae (hair like structures). The eyestalks are totally visible from above. Second to fifth pairs of limbs (pereopods) are very thin. The fourth segment (from the tip) of the first walking leg is as long as or longer than the combined length of the carapace and the rostrum. The tip of the second leg is the same length as the carapace. The fourth and fifth legs have moderately curved tips (dactylus). Male chelipeds are large and inflated whereas female chelipeds are slender.The arrangement of spines on the upper surface are diagnostic of species of Macropodia (see Ingle 1980 & 1996 for further details).
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 53 specimens in 2 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 34 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 265
  Temperature range (°C): 7.335 - 15.392
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.402 - 12.110
  Salinity (PPS): 34.595 - 38.608
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.394 - 6.439
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.808
  Silicate (umol/l): 0.987 - 5.784

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Depth range (m): 0 - 265

Temperature range (°C): 7.335 - 15.392

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.402 - 12.110

Salinity (PPS): 34.595 - 38.608

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.394 - 6.439

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.113 - 0.808

Silicate (umol/l): 0.987 - 5.784
 
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 Macropodia tenuirostris has been recorded in depths from about 9 m to 97 m on muddy to hard substrata, in estuaries, and also on colonies of Sertularella spp. at depths down to 300 m.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Macropodia tenuirostris

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 7 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACTTTATATTTTATTTTTGGAAGATGATCAGGAATAGTAGGTACTGCTTTAAGAATAATTATTCGGACCGAACTTGGTCAACCAGGTACATTTATTGGAAATGACCAAATTTATAACGTTATTGTTACAGCCCATGCTTTTGTAATAATTTTTTTTATAGTAATACCAATTATAATTGGCGGATTTGGAAATTGATTAGTTCCTCTTATATTAGGAGCCCCTGATATAGCTTTCCCTCGAATAAATAACATAAGATTTTGATTACTCCCCCCAGCTTTAACCTTATTACTTATAAGAAGAATAGTAGAAAGAGGAGTAGGAACTGGTTGAACAGTTTATCCCCCTTTATCAAGATCTATTGCTCATGCAGGAGCTTCAGTTGATATAGGTATTTTCTCTCTTCACTTAGCTGGTGTTTCTTCAATTTTAGGAGCTATTAATTTTATTACTACAGTAATTAACATACGATCATATGGAATAAATTTAGATCAAATACCTTTATTTGTATGATCAGTATTTATTACTGCTATTTTACTTCTTTTATCACTTCCAGTTCTTGCAGGAGCAATTACAATATTACTTACAGATCGAAATTTAAATACTTCATTCNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Macropodia tenuirostris

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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