Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Crustacea > Class Malacostraca > Subclass Eumalacostraca > Superorder Peracarida > Order Tanaidacea > Suborder Tanaidomorpha > Superfamily Paratanaoidea > Family Paratanaoidea incertae sedis > Genus Akanthophoreus

Akanthophoreus gracilis (Kroyer, 1842)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AkanthophoreusSieg, 1986accepted genus name

Species group names

Leptognathia gracilis (Kröyer, 1842) synonym
Leptognathia hanseni Vanhoffen, 1907 synonym
Leptognathia sarsi Hansen, 1909 synonym


original description

Krøyer, H. 1842a. Nye Arter af Slaegten Tanais.-- Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift Series 1, 4: 167-188 (Plate II).

basis of record

Bird, G.J. (2001). Tanaidacea, 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. 310-315

additional source

Brunel, P., L. Bosse, and G. Lamarche. 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

Howson, C.M., and B.E. Picton (eds.). 1997. The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum and The Marine Conservation Society, Belfast and Ross-on-Wye. 508 p.



External Links

Link To GBIF


Anderson, G.; Blazewicz, M.; Bird, G. (2011). Akanthophoreus gracilis (Kroyer, 1842). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:136340




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