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Table 1 Amphipod species recorded in the Bizerte lagoon during the present study

From: Inventory and new records of benthic amphipods from macrophytes and fine sand communities of the Bizerte lagoon (Tunisia, SW Mediterranean Sea)

FamilySpeciesRa%Habitat preferenceBG
AmpithoidaeCymadusa filosa Savigny, 181611.7%Hard and sandy bottoms, among algae and Cymodocea nodosa meadowsB
AoridaeMicrodeutopus gryllotalpa Costa, 185310%Hard and sandy bottoms, among algae and C. nodosa meadowsA
CaprellidaeCaprella equilibra Say, 18185.9%Among algaeC
Caprella scauraa Templeton, 18368.6%Among algaeB
CorophiidaeEricthonius difformis H. Milne Edwards, 18301.6%Sandy bottom and among algaeA
Monocorophium insidiosuma (Crawford, 1937)8.6%Hard and sandy bottoms, Among algae and C. nodosa meadowsC
DexaminidaeDexamine spinosa (Montagu, 1813)11.1%Hard bottom and among algaeA
GammaridaeGammarus insensibilis Stock, 19662.6%Among algae and C. nodosa meadowsA
HyalidaeSerejohyale spinidactylusc (Chevreux, 1926)2.2%Among algae and C. nodosa meadowsA
IschyroceridaeJassa marmoratab Holmes, 19054.4%Hard and sandy bottoms, among algae and C. nodosa meadowsC
LeucothoidaeLeucothoe incisaa Robertson, 18921.3%Hard bottom and among algaeA
LysianassidaeLysianassa costaea (H. Milne-Edwards, 1830)1.4%Among algae and C. nodosa meadowsA
MaeridaeElasmopus rapax (A. Costa in Hope, 1851)11%Hard and sandy bottoms, among algae and C. nodosa meadowsC
Elasmopus pectenicrusa (Spence Bate, 1862)9.5%Among algae and C. nodosa meadowsB
Quadrimaera inaequipesa (A. Costae in Hope, 1851)2.3%Among algaeA
MelitidaeMelita palmataa (Montagu, 1804)2.4%Among algaeA
NuuanuidaeGammarella fucicola (Leach, 1814)2.9%Among algae and C. nodosa meadowsA
TalitridaeOrchestia mediterranea Costa, 18532.5%Hard bottomA
  1. anew records in Bizerte lagoon, bnew records in Tunisia and cnew records in the Mediterranean Sea, (%Ra) Relative abundance, (BG) Biogeography, A: species common to Mediterranean and Atlantic waters, B: Lessepsian species, C: Cosmopolitan species and D: Endemic species