APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Chondrochelia savignyi (Kroyer, 1842) - A Leptocheliid tanaid (Tanaidacea Images)
Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- male and female specimen 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- lateral view male 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- lateral view male 2

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- male claws 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- male claw 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- male claw 2

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- uropod of male 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- antennae of male 1

The male specimen above was found in a small sample of red algae taken from the lowershore at Trefusis Point Flushing, near Penryn, Cornwall, 24.09.18. The claws are quite typical for this species.

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- dorsal view female 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- lateral view female 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- lateral view anterior female 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- uropods of female 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- uropod of female 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- antennae of female 1

Specimen found on sampling fouling on pontoons at Port Pendennis Marina, Falmouth, Cornwall. 30.06.15.

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- dorsal view female 2

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- lateral view female 2

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- dorsal view female 3

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- ventral view female 1

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- ventral view female 2

Leptocheliid tanaid
Chondrochelia savignyi
- with 0.1mm division rule 1

Considerable numbers of this species were found in a sample of coralline algae and sediment taken from a lowershore site east of the causeway at St. Michael's Mount, Marazion, Cornwall. 21.03.15.

Chondrochelia savignyi syn. Leptochelia savignyi.

Species here kindly identified by Dr. Graham Bird.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Chondrochelia savignyi Leptochelia Leptocheliidae Leptocheliid tanaid Tanaidacea Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.