Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

 Athanas nitescens is a small shrimp measuring up to 2 cm in length. Its colour varies from green-blue, or red-brown, and can also be transparent and speckled with red chromatophores. The rostrum is well developed, straight, unarmed, projecting beyond segment one of antenna one, with an acutely pointed apex. Two anterior projections (bearing two lateral spines, and a small dorsal lobe) of the carapace particularly cover the eyes dorsally, hence the name hooded shrimp. The first pereiopod's (thoracic limbs) are larger than the second, symmetrical in females and predominantly asymmetrical in males. Females chelae are also slimmer than the males. The telson forming the tailfan with the uropods have two pairs of lateral spines, as well as an articulated process on pleonite six at the base of the uropods.This species is often found in groups of adults and juveniles. Ovigerous females occur from May through to September.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 77 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 25 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 267.5
  Temperature range (°C): 7.556 - 18.117
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.211 - 0.535
  Salinity (PPS): 18.622 - 38.605
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.358 - 6.427
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.546
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 28.168

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Depth range (m): 0 - 267.5

Temperature range (°C): 7.556 - 18.117

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.211 - 0.535

Salinity (PPS): 18.622 - 38.605

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.358 - 6.427

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.088 - 0.546

Silicate (umol/l): 1.247 - 28.168
 
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 Found on the lower shore to depths 60 m, primarily beneath stones where the substratum is gravelly. Also found under algae.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Athanas nitescens

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


There are 5 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.

ACGCTATATTTTATTTTCGGAGCCTGAGCCGGGATATTAGGCACATCCCTCAGACTATTAATTCGAGCGGAGCTAGGACAACCAGGAAGCCTTATTGGAAATGATCAAATTTATAATGTAATTGTTACCGCCCATGCCTTTATTATGATTTTTTTTATAGTCATACCTATTATAATTGGAGGCTTCGGTAATTGACTGATCCCACTTATATTAGGTGCCCCGGACATAGCCTTTCCCCGGATGAATAACATAAGATTCTGGCTATTACCACCATCTCTCACGCTACTACTATCTAGAGGAATAGTAGAAAACGGGGTTGGAACAGGATGAACTGTATACCCCCCTCTGTCAACCAATATCGCACATGCAGGGGCCTCGGTGGACCTTGGTATTTTCTCTCTTCACCTGGCAGGAGTCTCTTCGATCCTAGGAGCTATTAACTTTATAACTACTGTTGCTAATATACAACCAGGTGGTGTAACTTTTGACCAACTATCTCTTTTCACCTGATCTGTCTTTCTCACAGCCATTTTACTCCTACTCTCCCTACCAGTCTTAGCGGGAGCAATTACAATACTTCTTACAGACCGAAACCTCAACACATCTTTCTTTGATCCTGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCCTATTCTCTACCAACACTTATTN
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Athanas nitescens

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 1 specimen with morphological vouchers housed at Queensland Museum
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