Overview

Distribution

Occurs in fresh and brackish water, notoccuring in the brackish water of the Westerschelde and the Zeeuwse eilanden.
  • Faasse, M.; Van Moorsel, G. (2000). Nieuwe en minder bekende vlokreeftjes van sublitorale harde bodems in het Deltagebied (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea) [New and lesser-known amphipods of hard substrates in the Delta area of the Netherlands (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea)]. Ned. Faunist. Meded. 11: 19-44
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 4 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2.95 - 7.8

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Depth range (m): 2.95 - 7.8
 
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Migration

Alien species

The origin of the Caspian mud shrimp Chelicorophium curvispinum is in rivers that flow into the Caspian and Black Sea. The species is found in fresh to light brackish waters. Specimens of this species life in tubes which they use to attach themselves to rocks or pontoons, on which they form colonies. As the Caspian mud shrimp can also attach these tubes to ship hulls, it is likely that the species spread to West and North Europe via inland shipping. The first Belgian report of the species dates from 1981, in the river Meuse in Huy. As the species has a high tolerance for pollution and grows quickly in European rivers like the Rhine, it can out-compete vulnerable species.
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Alien species

De oorsprong van de Kaspische slijkgarnaal Chelicorophium curvispinum ligt in de rivieren die in de Kaspische en de Zwarte Zee uitmonden. EExemplaren van deze soort vormen kolonies in zoete tot licht brakke waterlopen en leven in kokertjes waarmee ze zich op stenen en pontons vasthechten. Vermoedelijk bereikte de soort West- en Noord–Europa via binnenvaartkanalen. De verspreiding werd waarschijnlijk in de hand gewerkt doordat deze diertjes hun kokers ook aan scheepsrompen kunnen vasthechten. De Kaspische slijkgarnaal werd in 1981 voor het eerst in België gevonden in de Maas bij Huy. Hij heeft een zeer hoge tolerantie voor vervuiling en zijn explosieve groei in grote Europese rivieren zoals de Rijn kan ertoe leiden dat kwetsbare soorten worden weggeconcurreerd.
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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

In the Dutch literature the speciessname Corophium curvispinum is always used. Bousefield & Hoover (1977) split off 12 genera of the genus Corophium; 1 of these genera is Chelicorophium ; mainly in Ponto-Caspic area occuring
  • Faasse, M.; Van Moorsel, G. (2000). Nieuwe en minder bekende vlokreeftjes van sublitorale harde bodems in het Deltagebied (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea) [New and lesser-known amphipods of hard substrates in the Delta area of the Netherlands (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea)]. Ned. Faunist. Meded. 11: 19-44
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Wikipedia

Chelicorophium curvispinum

Chelicorophium curvispinum is a species of amphipod crustacean.[1] It lives in salt, brackish and fresh water, and may reach 6 millimetres (0.24 in) in length. It occurs in the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and adjoining rivers, and in river systems emptying into the southern Baltic and North Sea.[2]

References

  1. ^ Jim Lowry (2011). "Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895)". In J. Lowry. World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=148582. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  2. ^ M. J. de Kluijver & S. S. Ingalsuo (1999). "Corophium curvispinum". Macrobenthos of the North Sea. 


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