Urothoe

Urothoe

Urothoe brevicornis

Urothoe elegans

Scientific classification

Kingdom:
Animalia

Phylum:
Arthropoda

Subphylum:
Crustacea

Class:
Malacostraca

Order:
Amphipoda

Suborder:
Gammaridea

Family:
Urothoidae

Genus:
Urothoe
Dana, 1852 [1]

Type species

Urothoe irrostratus
Dana, 1852

Urothoe is a genus of very small marine amphipod crustaceans in the family Urothoidae. Members of the genus are found worldwide.

Contents

1 Biology
2 Reproduction
3 Species
4 References

Biology[edit]
Urothods are 5–8 millimetres (0.2–0.3 in) long and live on the sea bed or in shallow burrows in gravelly substrates or muddy sand. They can swim for short distances. They are vulnerable to dredging but are able to recover afterwards and re-establish their burrows.[2] They are deposit feeders [1] and also selectively scrape microorganisms from grains of sand.[3]
Reproduction[edit]
Urothoe reaches sexual maturity at five months and may live for about a year. The sexes are distinct and breeding takes place in the summer months. Fertilisation is internal and there are about fifteen eggs per brood, produced in a cycle of about fifteen days. Fecundity is high and the juveniles grow fast but biological dispersal is very limited.[2]
Species[edit]
Urothoe contains the following species:[1]

Urothoe atlantica Bellan-Santini & Menioui, 2004
Urothoe bairdii Bate, 1862
Urothoe brevicornis Bate, 1862
Urothoe carda Imbach, 1969
Urothoe chosani Hirayama, 1992
Urothoe convexa Kim & Kim, 1991
Urothoe corsica Bellan-Santini, 1965
Urothoe coxalis Griffiths, 1974
Urothoe cuspis Imbach, 1969
Urothoe dentata Schellenberg, 1925
Urothoe denticulata Gurjanova, 1951
Urothoe elegans (Bate, 1857)
Urothoe elizae Cooper & Fincham, 1974
Urothoe falcata Schellenberg, 1931
Urothoe femoralis K. H. Barnard, 1955
Urothoe gelasina Imbach, 1969
Urothoe grimaldii Chevreux, 1895
Urothoe hesperiae Conradi, Lopez-Gonzalez & Bellan-Santini, 1997
Urothoe intermedia Bellan-Santini & Ruffo, 1986
Urothoe irrostratus Dana, 1852
Urothoe latifrons Ren, 1991
Urothoe marina (Bate, 1857)
Urothoe marionis Bellan-Santini & Ledoyer, 1987
Urothoe oniscoides (K. H. Barnard, 1932)
Urothoe orientalis Gurjanova, 1938
Urothoe pestai Spandl, 1923
Urothoe pinnata K. H. Barnard, 1955
Urothoe platydactyla Rabindranath, 1971
Urothoe platypoda Griffiths, 1974
Urothoe poseidonis Reibish, 1905
Urothoe poucheti Chevreux, 1888
Urothoe pulchella (Costa, 1853)
Urothoe rotundifrons

Pribeta

Pribeta

Perbete

Village

Holy Trinity church in Pribeta

Country
Slovakia

Region
Nitra

District
Komárno

Elevation
136 m (446 ft)

Coordinates
47°50′N 18°19′E / 47.833°N 18.317°E / 47.833; 18.317Coordinates: 47°50′N 18°19′E / 47.833°N 18.317°E / 47.833; 18.317

Area
42.8 km2 (16.5 sq mi)

Population
3,060 (2004-12-31)

Density
71/km2 (184/sq mi)

First mentioned
1312

Postal code
946 55

Area code
+421-35

Car plate
KN

Location of Pribeta in Slovakia

Location of Pribeta in the Nitra Region

Statistics: MOŠ/MIS

Pribeta (Hungarian: Perbete, Hungarian pronunciation:[ˈpɛrbɛtɛ]) is a village and municipality in the Komárno District in the Nitra Region of south-west Slovakia. In 2001 it had 3137 inhabitants of which 2403 Hungarian and 713 slovak.

Contents

1 Geography
2 History
3 Ethnicity
4 Facilities
5 External links

Geography[edit]
Pribeta is located 24 km from Komarno on road, in an area with hills. It is here that two main roads intersect. 589 (connecting Komarno with Kolta) and 509 (connecting Bajc with Sturovo). Pribeta possesses a railway station in Dvor Mikulas, which is a suburb 3 km north from the village on the road towards Dubnik.
There are two Pusztas within the village’s area Michalovo and Perbetepuszta.
The village lies at an altitude of 136 metres and covers an area of 42.795 km². It has a population of about 3,080 people.
History[edit]
In the 9th century, the territory of Pribeta became part of the Kingdom of Hungary. In historical records the village was first mentioned in 1312. After the Austro-Hungarian army disintegrated in November 1918, Czechoslovak troops occupied the area, later acknowledged internationally by the Treaty of Trianon. Between 1938 and 1945 Pribeta once more became part of Miklós Horthy’s Hungary through the First Vienna Award. From 1945 until the Velvet Divorce, it was part of Czechoslovakia. Since then it has been part of Slovakia.
Ethnicity[edit]
The village is about 77% Hungarian, 23% Slovak.
Facilities[edit]
The village has a public library a gym and a football pitch.
External links[edit]

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Municipalities of Komárno District

Hurbanovo
Kolárovo
Komárno

Bajč
Bátorove Kosihy
Bodza
Bodzianske Lúky
Brestovec
Búč
Čalovec
Číčov
Dedina Mládeže
Dulovce
Holiare
Chotín
Imeľ
Iža
Kameničná
Klížska Nemá
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