Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Amphipoda > Suborder Senticaudata > Infraorder Corophiida > Subsection Corophiidira > Superfamily Corophioidea > Family Corophiidae > Subfamily Corophiinae > Tribe Corophiini > Genus Corophium

Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CorophiumLatreille, 1806accepted genus name

Species group names

Corophium grossipes Linnaeus, 1767 synonym
Corophium longicorne Latreille, 1806 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Danish: almindelig slikkrebs sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Dutch: langspriet; slijkgarnaal; wadkreeftje sources: Leewis, R. (2002). Flora en fauna van de zee [Marine flora and fauna]. Veldgids, 16. KNNV Uitgeverij: Utrecht, The Netherlands. ISBN 90-5011-153-X. 320 pp.;Cattrijsse, A.; Vincx, M. (2001). Biodiversity of the benthos and the avifauna of the Belgian coastal waters: summary of data collected between 1970 and 1998. Sustainable Management of the North Sea. Federal Office for Scientific, Technical and Cultural Affairs: Brussel, Belgium. 48 pp.;Hayward, P.; Nelson-Smith, A.; Shields, C. (1999). Gids van kust en strand: flora en fauna [Coast and beach guide: flora and fauna]. Tirion: Baarn, Netherlands. ISBN 90-5210-327-5. 352, ill. pp.
 English: mud shrimp sources: BIOTIC
 Polish: bełkaczek pospolity sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Swedish: slammärla


basis of record

Bellan-Santini, D.; Costello, M.J. (2001). Amphipoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 295-308

additional source

Bachelet, G.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Sorbe, J.C. (2003). An updated checklist of marine and brackish water Amphipoda (Crustacea: Peracarida) of the southern Bay of Biscay (NE Atlantic). Cah. Biol. Mar. 44(2): 121-151

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Bousfield E.L. (1973). Shallow-water gammaridean Amphipoda of New England. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 312 pp.

additional source

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].

additional source

Lincoln, R.J. (1979). British marine Amphipoda: Gammaridea. British Museum (Natural History): London, UK. ISBN 0-565-00818-8. vi, 658 pp.

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.





External Links

Barcode of Life (8 barcodes)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Amphipod Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (60 publications)
GenBank (1248 nucleotides; 1056 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766). In: Horton, T.; Lowry, J. & De Broyer, C. (2013 onwards) World Amphipoda Database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:102101




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