Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Tanaidacea > Suborder Tanaidomorpha > Superfamily Paratanaoidea > Family Leptocheliidae > Subfamily Leptocheliinae

Leptochelia Dana, 1849

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Leptochelia algicola Harger, 1878
Leptochelia caldera Bamber & Costa, 2009
Leptochelia corsica Dollfus, 1898
Leptochelia dubia Krøyer, 1842
Leptochelia inermis (Dollfus, 1898)
Leptochelia mercantilis Smith, 1906
Leptochelia mergellinae Smith, 1906
Leptochelia neapolitana G.O. Sars, 1882
Leptochelia savignyi (Krøyer, 1842)


basis of record

Bird, G.J. 2001b. Tanaidacea. In: Costello, M.J., C.S. Emblow, & R. White (eds.), European Register of Marine Species. A Check-List of the Marine Species in Europe and a Bibliography of Guides to Their Identification.-- Patrimoines Naturels 50: 310-315.

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.

additional source

NODC (1997). NODC Taxonomic codes

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Nomenclator Zoologicus

additional source

Gutu, M., & J. Sieg. 1999. 9 Ordre des Tanaïdacés (Tanaidacea Hansen, 1895). Pages 353-389, In: Forest, J., M. Bacescu, D. Bellan-Santini, G.A. Boxshall, Ph. Cals, J.-P. Casanova, H. Dalens, M. Gutu, R.R. Hessler, J.P. Lagardère, Th. Monod, H. Nouvel, I. Petrescu, M.-L. Roman, J. Sieg, J.-P. Trilles, & L. Watling, L. (eds.), Traité de Zoologie: Anatomie, Systématique, Biologie, 7, Crustacés, 3A. Péracarides [Treatise on Zoology: Anatomy, Systematics, Biology, 7, Crustaceans, 3A. Peracarida]. Mémoires de l´Institut Océanographique, Monaco, 19. Musée Océanographique de Monaco, Monaco.



External Links



Anderson, G. (2014). Leptochelia Dana, 1849. 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:136235




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