Upogebia pusill

Marin, Ivan, 2021, Burrowing mud shrimps (Decapoda: Axiidea & Gebiidea) of the northeastern Black Sea and their external parasites, Zootaxa 5039 (4), pp. 571-583: 577-580

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5039.4.8

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scientific name

Upogebia pusill
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Upogebia pusill   a ( Petagna, 1792)

( Fig. 5 a–c View FIGURE 5 )

Astacus pusillus Petagna, 1792: 418   , pl. 5, fig. 5.

Gebia lacustris O.G. Costa, 1836   [in O.G. Costa & A. Costa, 1838 -1871]

Thalassina littoralis Risso, 1816: 76   , pl. 3, fig. 2.

Gebia venetiarum Nardo, 1869: 314   , pl. 13, fig. 3

Material examined. AZOV SEA: 4♂♂, 5 ovigerous ♀♀ ( LEMMI)— Taman Bay , 45°13’14.8”N 36°44’21.6”E, 1.0 depth 0.5–1.5 m, fine sand with sea grass, with yabbi pump, coll. I. Marin, 3.08.2019; BLACK SEA   : Crimean GoogleMaps  

Peninsula : 1♂ ( ZMMU Ma 6201), 1 ovigerous ♀ ( ZMMU Ma 6202), 2♂♂, 3 ovigerous ♀♀ ( LEMMI)— Kruglaya Bay, 44°35’51.8”N 33°26’40.8”E, depth 0.5–1.5 m, fine sand, yabby pump, coll. I. Marin, 14.06.2020 GoogleMaps   ; 2♂♂, 2 ovigerous ♀♀ ( LEMMI)— Kazachiya Bay , 44°34’10.8”N 33°24’47.1”E, fine sand, yabby pump, coll. I. Marin, 10.06.2020 GoogleMaps   ; Anapa Area : 1♀ ( ZMMU Ma 1111), 2♂♂, 4 ovigerous ♀♀ ( LEMMI)— Anapa Beach, 44°55’13.4”N 37°18’45.8”E, depth 0.5–1.5 m, fine sand, yabby pump, coll. I. Marin, 7.08.2019 GoogleMaps   ; 1♂, 2♀♀ ( LEMMI)— Maliy Utrish , the Utrish Biological station, small coastal lake (liman), 44°41’41.4”N 37°29’03.4”E, depth 1.5 m, muddy bottom, yabby pump, 12.08.2018 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Upogebia pusilla   is the only gebiidean shrimp that has been recorded from the northern coasts of the Black Sea. From   the other congeneric species occurring in the Mediterranean basin it can be separated by the combination of the relatively short rostrum (less than 1.5 times as long as wide), the possession of an anterolateral spine on the carapace and the subchelate pereopod 1 ( Ngoc-Ho, 2003).

Parasite. The branchial parasite Gyge branchialis Cornalia & Panceri, 1861   ( Isopoda   : Bopyridae   ) is recorded for the species in the north-eastern part of the Black Sea   ( Fig. 4 c View FIGURE 4 ).

Distribution. The species is one of the most common species on the Mediterranean Sea, also distributed along the East Atlantic from Mauritania and São Thomé in the south in the south to Brittany and occasionally Norway in the north (Zariquiey Alvarez, 1968; Saint Laurent & Leloeuff, 1979; Ngoc-Ho, 2003); was reported from the Suez Canal (Monod, 1930); lives in the salinity range from 9–36‰, from the intertidal zone down to a depth of 45 m in sediments ranging from a mixture of gravel, sand, silt, and clay to mud ( Dworschak, 1987, 1988). It has been recorded across the entire coastal waters of the Black   and Azov Seas (e.g., Makarov, 2004), where usually lives in deep Y-shaped burrows, which are built in soft soil (sand or muddy silt); can build holes in clay slabs, where found together with boring bivalve Pholas dactylus Linnaeus, 1758   ( Bivalvia  , Pholadidae   ). Upogebia pusilla   usually form large settlements in different soft substrates with a high density in in the bay water area (e.g., Makarov, 2004); for example, up to 40–58 spms/m 2 in the Balaklavskaya Bay in 2006 (after Tikhonova & Alemov, 2012; Revkov & Revkova, 2016).

ZMMU

Zoological Museum, Moscow Lomonosov State University

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Decapoda

Family

Upogebiidae

Genus

Upogebia

Loc

Upogebia pusill

Marin, Ivan 2021
2021
Loc

Gebia venetiarum

Nardo, D. 1869: 314
1869
Loc

Thalassina littoralis

Risso, A. 1816: 76
1816
Loc

Astacus pusillus

Petagna, V. 1792: 418
1792