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Sinelobus cf. stanfordi
Sinelobus cf. stanfordi
Taxonomic Group: Crustaceans-Tanaids


Sinelobus cf. stanfordi is a tube-building tanaid crustacean. Specimens, reported as 'S. stanfordi' have been recorded from locations around the world, including cold-temperate to tropical zones, fresh to hypersaline salinities, and a very wide range of habitats. It is likely a species complex and further taxonomic and biogeographic information is needed to confirm its native origin. It is considered to be introduced to the West Coast of North America, where it ranges from British Columbia to Southern California. It can live buried amongst mud and sand or as epifauna on corals, algae, and invertebrate fouling communities. It can be abundant in estuaries where it has been introduced, but no ecological or economic impacts have been reported.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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