Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895)

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Report the species

Report Chelicorophium curvispinum to the National Museum of Natural History.

Brief description

Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895) (Syn.: Corophium curvispinum) These small crustaceans construct mud tubes on hard materials and are nocturnal filterers. Densities can be extremely high (over 200,000 individuals per m²). They are often associated with seaweeds. With their lifestyle, the crustaceans can provoke important ecological changes in occupied areas.

Status and distribution in Luxembourg

Chelicorophium curvispinum (G.O. Sars, 1895) was first documented by Guy Duhr in August 1992 in the Moselle near Stadtbredimus, municipality of Stadtbredimus (Dhur 1993 cited in Dhur & Massard 1995: 138).

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: B3 (3+1+3+2) = Watch List (Ries et al. 2017: 68).


  • Duhr, G., 1993. Étude des espèces d’invertébrés immigrés ou introduites dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et dans les écosystèmes aquatiques qui en dépendent. Historique et répartition actuelle. Centre univ. Luxemb., Dép. Form. pédag., mém. sci. 213 p.
  • Dhur, G. & J. A. Massard, 1995. Étude historique et faunistique des Invertébrés immigrés ou introduits dans la Moselle luxembourgeoise et ses affluents. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 96 : 127-156. [PDF 1896 KB]
  • Meisch, C. & J.A. Massard, 2015. Les recherches sur les crustacés (Crustacea) du Luxembourg : aperçu historique. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 116: 381-390. [PDF 1,22 MB]
  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

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