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Table 1 Caprellids collected from soft bottoms of the Iberian Peninsula

From: An illustrated key to the soft-bottom caprellids (Crustacea: Amphipoda) of the Iberian Peninsula and remarks to their ecological distribution along the Andalusian coast

Name of species Distribution Depth (m) Type of sediments Other substrates
Caprella acanthifera Leach, 1814 M, A 0–90 MS–CS, Cn, Po, Zm Al, Hy, As, An, Sp, Br
Caprella caulerpensis Guerra-García, Sánchez-Moyano and García-Gomez, 2002 E 5 SC with Cp, high OM (>10 %)  
Caprella equilibra Say, 1818 M, A, P, I 0–3,000 Sandy bottoms with Cn Al, Hy, As, Sp, Br
Caprella grandimana Mayer, 1882 E 0–10 Sediments with Cr Al
Caprella hirsuta Mayer, 1890 E 0–40 Sediments with Cr Al, Hy, Eq
Caprella pseudorapax Guerra-García, Sánchez-Moyano and García-Gómez, 2001 E 20–30 MS–CS, low OM (<1 %)  
Caprella rapax Mayer, 1890 M, A 1–80 CS, Po  
Caprella sabulensis Guerra-García, Sánchez-Moyano and García-Gómez, 2001 M, A 20–30 MS–CS, biodetritic, low OM (<1 %)  
Caprella santosrosai Sánchez-Moyano, Jiménez-Martín and García-Gómez, 1995 E 0–40 Sediments with Cr Al, Hy, An, Sp
Deutella schieckei Cavedini, 1982 E 0–10 Sediments with Cp and Cr Al
Liropus cachuchoensis Guerra-García, Sorbe and Frutos, 2008 A 619–1,062 SC with medium OM (4–6 %)  
Liropus elongatus Mayer, 1890 E 25–30 Sandy bottoms, Po, Pe  
Pariambus typicus Krøyer, 1844 M, A 0–40 G, CS, MS, FS, SC, Cn, Zm, Zn Eq
Parvipalpus major A. Carausu, 1941 M, A 0–924 Muddy sands to mud, Po Al
Parvipalpus onubensis Guerra-García, García-Asencio and Sánchez-Moyano, 2001 A 20 CS, low OM (<2 %)  
Phtisica marina Slabber, 1769 M, A, P 0–660 G, CS, MS, FS, SC, Cn, Po, Zm, Zn Al, Hy, As, An, Sp, Br, Eq
Protoaeginella spinipoda Laubitz and Sorbe, 1996 A 2,990–3,070 SC  
Pseudolirius kroyerii (Haller, 1879) E 0–62 G, CS, MS, FS, SC  
Pseudoprotella phasma (Montagu, 1804) M, A 0–2,450 G, CS, MS, FS, SC, Cn, Po, Zm, Zn Al, Hy, An
  1. Species collected from seagrasses and Caulerpa spp. growing on sediments are also included
  2. References: Mayer (1882, 1890), Cavedini (1981), Krapp-Schickel (1993), Laubitz and Sorbe (1996), Bellan-Santini and Ruffo (1998), Krapp-Schickel and Vader (1998), Estacio (1996), Guerra-García (2001, 2004), Guerra-García et al. (2000, 2001a, b, c, 2002b, 2008, 2010b), Bachelet et al. (2003), González et al. (2008), Lourido et al. (2008), Moreira et al. (2008), Vázquez-Luis et al. (2009), Cacabelos et al. (2010), de-la-Ossa-Carretero et al. (2010), Sánchez-Moyano and García-Asencio (2010, 2011)
  3. E Mediterranean endemic, M Mediterranean Sea; A Atlantic ocean; P Pacific Ocean; I Indian Ocean. CS coarse sand; MS medium sand; FS fine sand; SC silt and clay; OM organic matter; Cn Cymodocea nodosa; Po Posidonia oceanica; Zm Zostera marina; Zn Zostera noltii; C Caulerpa; Cp Caulerpa prolifera; Cr Caulerpa racemosa; Pe Peysonnelia; Al algae; Hy hydroids; As ascidians; An, antozoans; Sp, sponges; Br bryozoans; Eq equinoderms