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Species details
Internal ID33
Common nameNo common name, Corophioid amphipod
Scientific NameMonocorophium acherusicum
Scientific NameMonocorophium acherusicum
Scientific Name acceptedMonocorophium acherusicum
Aphia ID225814
Aphia ID accepted225814
High GroupCrustacean
Tax info classMalacostraca
Tax info phylumArthropoda
Tax info phylum sourcehttp://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=102433
Tax info familyCorophiidae
Tax info orderAmphipoda
Arctic regionAlaska (Port Valdez)
Geographical range area sourceHines & Ruiz 2000
Temperature range0-30 C
Temperature range sourcehttp://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/calnemo/SpeciesSummary.jsp?TSN=93590
Match typeexact
Invasion details
Year first observation2000
Year first observation sourceHines & Ruiz 2000
VectorBallast water
Vector introductionHull foulilng
Vector introduction sourceLewis et al 2000
Impact indicatorsMonocorophium acherusicum is a common food of juvenile commercial fishes, but probably does not differ in this role from native species; Herbivory - Together with other tube-building, suspension-feeding amphipods, M. acherusicum could have a local effect on densities of phytoplankton and suspended detritus. Competition - Competition among corophii species has been suggested as a factor influencing their distribution. Habitat Change - Tubes of corophiids represent a considerable modification of surfaces, which could affect other fouling taxa. Construction of tubes on vegetation could affect the plants' photosynthesis, masses of tubes on hard surfaces could provide habitat for meiofauna and smaller infauna.
Impact indicators sourcehttp://invasions.si.edu/nemesis/CH-IMP.jsp?Species_name=Monocorophium+acherusicum
Reference 1Hines and Ruiz 2000