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Corophium volutator   (Pallas, 1766)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Malacostraca | Amphipoda | Corophiidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; brackish; depth range 4 - 9 m (Ref. 125359).  Temperate; 1°C - 17°C (Ref. 125375)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Northwest Pacific, Northern Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea: from China to Bay of Fundy, Norway and east to Egypt. Polar to subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Both infaunal and epifaunal on Zostera; buries in sandy substrate (Ref. 95819), up to 5 cm deep (Ref. 125375). Also found in mudflats, saltmarsh pools and brackish ditches (Ref. 125375). A surface detritivore (Ref. 96470).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the order Amphipoda are gonochoric and sexually dimoprhic (males larger than females). Mating behavior: Males locate potential partners with the aid of their antenna to detect the pheromones released by the females; the male then rides or carries the female until the latter is ready to molt. When the female is ready, the male pushes the sperm into the marsupium and releases the female afterwards. A few hours later, the female releases her eggs into the marsupium for fertilization. Life cycle: Eggs are brooded in the marsupium. Eggs hatch into juveniles and remain in the marsupium for a few days. Each species undergo 20 molts at most, i.e., 1-year long life cycle.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Chambers, M.R. and H. Milne. 1979. (Ref. 85301)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 127697)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

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Price category (Ref. 80766): Unknown.