Orchestia mediterranea

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Orchestia mediterranea


Taxonavigation: Talitroidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Peracarida
Ordo: Amphipoda
Subordo: Senticaudata
Infraordo: Talitrida
Superfamilia: Talitroidea

Familia: Talitridae
Genus: Orchestia
Species: Orchestia mediterranea


Orchestia mediterranea Costa, 1853


  • Neotenorchestia kenwildishi Wildish, 2014
ZooBank: DD3AA445-5FAB-49FF-8D3E-84442454732C
Holotype: immature male of 7.2 mm total body length (NHMUK 2014. 397) and slide preparation from this individual (NHMUK 2014. 397)
Type locality: Approximately 0.5 km west of Kingsferry Bridge, The Swale on the mainland shore in a single rotting driftwood log (~ 3 × 0.5 × 0.5 m) determined to be of Douglas fir by Dr. P. Gasson, Kew (Pavesi et al. 2014). GPS position: 51° 23.97’N, 00° 43.56’E.
Paratypes: Nine juvenile paratypes (NHMUK 2014. 398 - 406) and 2 immature females (destructively sampled for temporary slide mounts and mtDNA analysis)
Etymology: named after Kenneth J. Wildish who discovered and collected the new taxon.


  • Costa, A. 1853. Relazione sulla memoria del Dottor Achille Costa, di Ricerche su' Crostacei Amfipodi del Regno di Napoli. Rendiconti della Societa Reale Borbonica, new series. 2, 167-178. BHL Reference page.  [see page 171, original description]


  • Orchestia mediterranea – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  • Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C.O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M.J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J.M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A.R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J.F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.D.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2020). World Amphipoda Database. Orchestia mediterranea Costa, 1853. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=103208 on 2020-06-21

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