Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 21 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 4.5

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Depth range (m): 0 - 4.5
 
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Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Animal / parasite / endoparasite
encapsulated cystacanth of Acanthocephalus lucii endoparasitises haemocoel of Asellus aquaticus
Other: sole host/prey

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
cystacanth of Acanthocephalus ranae endoparasitises body cavity of Asellus aquaticus

Animal / parasite / endoparasite
cystacanth of Filicollis anatis endoparasitises Asellus aquaticus

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Asellus aquaticus

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


There are 244 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.

ATAAAGATATTG---------------------------GTACTTATATTTTATTTTGGTGCATGATCAGGCAGGGTAGGAACTGCTCTT---AGTATATTAATTCGAACAGAACTGGGACAACCCGGTAGATTTATTGGCAAT---GACCAGATTTACAATGTAATTGTAACTGCTCATGCTTTTGTTATAATTTTTTTCTTAGTTATACCAGTGATAATCGGAGGGTTTGGAAATTGATTAATTCCCCTAATG---CTAGGTGCCCCAGATATAGCATTTCCTCGCATAAATAATATAAGATTCTGACTATTACCTCCTTCTCTAACCCTGCTCCTGTCTAGGGGGTTAATTGAAAGAGGAGTAGGAACTGGCTGAACAGTGTATCCTCCGCTAGCTGCAAGCATTGCACACAGTGGTCCTTCTGTAGATTTAGGA---ATTTTTTCTTTACACTTAGCTGGGGCTAGTTCTATTTTAGGCTCTGTTAATTTTATCTCAACAGTTATTAATATGCGCGCAGAAGGCATAAGATTTGATAAGGTTCCTTTGTTTGTGTGGTCAGTATTTTTAACTACTATTTTACTTCTACTTTCTCTACCTGTGTTAGCCGGG---GCCATTACTATATTACTTACAGATCGTAATTTAAACACATCTTTTTTTGACCCCAGGGGAGG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Asellus aquaticus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 244
Specimens with Barcodes: 244
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Wikipedia

Asellus aquaticus

Asellus aquaticus is a freshwater crustacean resembling a woodlouse. It is known by many common names including "waterlouse", "aquatic sowbug" and "water hoglouse".

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Ecology[edit]

Asellus aquaticus is common throughout the temperate zone including Europe, Russia, and North America.[1] Asellus aquaticus is found in rivers, streams and standing water particularly where there are plenty of stones under which it hides although not where the water is strongly acidic.[2] It is omnivorous.[2]

Asellus aquaticus is relatively tolerant of a range of pollutants and has been used as an indicator of water quality.[1]

Life cycle and reproduction[edit]

Asellus aquaticus can breed throughout the year, provided that temperature is high enough; they do not breed under cold temperatures. Maturity can be reached in few months under warm summer temperatures, but maturation may take as much as two years in permanently cold water bodies (e.g., high-latitude or mountain waters).[3] Life span varies similarly: from 9 months in South Africa to 20 months in Northern Europe. Females carry eggs in brood pouches underneath their body.[4]

Conservation[edit]

A number of subspecies are considered to be endangered including:

  • Asellus aquaticus carniolicus, endemic to Slovenia.[5]
  • Asellus aquaticus cavernicolus found only in Italy and Slovenia.[6]
  • Asellus aquaticus cyclobranchialis, endemic to Slovenia.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lorraine Maltby (1991). "Pollution as a probe of life-history adaptation in Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda)". Oikos 61 (1): 11–18. JSTOR 3545402. 
  2. ^ a b Brian A. Whitton (1982). Rivers, Lakes and Marshes. London: Hodder & Stoughton. p. 131. ISBN 0-340-23155-6. 
  3. ^ Karen Anna Økland (1978). "Life history and growth of Asellus aquaticus (L.) in relation to environment in a eutrophic lake in Norway". Hydrobiologia 59 (3): 243–259. doi:10.1007/BF00036504. 
  4. ^ P. Sterry (1997). Complete British Wildlife. Collins. p. 212. ISBN 0-583-33638-8. 
  5. ^ Boris Sket (1996). "Asellus aquaticus ssp. carniolicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  6. ^ Boris Sket (1996). "Asellus aquaticus ssp. cavernicolus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Boris Sket (1996). "Asellus aquaticus ssp. cyclobranchialis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2009.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
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