Spinoscina echinata   Vinogradov,  1964 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

The lateral spines on the head and the dorsal denticles on the pereon and pleon somites are longer than in S. spinosa. One spine occurs on each side of the distal surface of pereon somites III-VI and pleon somites I-III. The outer lobe of maxillae I is armed on the distal margin with only a single spine while the distal end of the inner lobe is almost straightly truncated. The outer lobes of the maxillipeds are amygdaloid and in the distal part of the inner margin bear only two short setae; the unarmed inner lobes fall far short of ½ the length of the outer lobes, and their distal margin is rounded.

Male: 1st antenna well developed, female: 1st antenna reduced.

Synonym (s)
Spinoscina echinata(Ctenoscina) Vinogradov, 1964

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Arabian Sea

Literature Source(s)
  • (2001) Sanctuary Asia natural history species: Species checklist: Reptiles Sanctuary Asia Sanctuary Magazine Available at - http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/resources/speciechklist/reptile.php
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Nair, KKC Pelagic amphipods NIO, Goa Available at - http://www.nio.org/Biology/amphipods/amphipods.jsp

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