Occurrence of 'Antrobathynella stammeri' (Jakobi, 1954) (Crustacea: Syncarida: Bathynellidae) in the hyporheic zones of two English karst rivers

Stubbington, R ORCID: 0000-0001-8475-5109, Dunscombe, MP and Gledhill, T, 2008. Occurrence of 'Antrobathynella stammeri' (Jakobi, 1954) (Crustacea: Syncarida: Bathynellidae) in the hyporheic zones of two English karst rivers. Cave and Karst Science, 35 (1), pp. 59-62.

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Abstract

This paper reports the first records of Antrobathynella stammeri in the British Isles since 1985. Numerous individuals were observed in hyporheic water extracted from the River Skirfare (Yorkshire, UK), whilst, in an independent study, a single confirmed specimen was recorded from hyporheic water pumped from the River Lathkill (Derbyshire, UK). The latter observation is the first record of the superorder Syncarida in the Peak District and provides an important geographical link between previously recorded individuals in Scotland and north-west England and records from the south of England. These records suggest that bathynellids may be more abundant in the UK than previously thought, highlighting the need for more effective sampling of subterranean habitats to determine the conservation status of such rarely seen species.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cave and Karst Science
Creators: Stubbington, R., Dunscombe, M.P. and Gledhill, T.
Publisher: British Cave Research Association
Date: 2008
Volume: 35
Number: 1
Rights: Copyright © BCRA
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:04
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:18
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7271

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