Themistella fusca   (Dana,  1853) (Amphipod)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order:Amphipoda
Family:Lestrigonidae

Description
Size: 4mm.

The anterior part of the body is very short; the head and the pereon together are shorter than the pleon. The somites of the pleon are very large. The integument is thin and transparent. The anterior part of the head is flat and the lower part rounded.

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

Synonym (s)
Themistella fusca Bate, 1862
Themistella fusca Bowman, 1973
Themistella fusca(Hyperiella) Bovallius, 1887
Themistella fusca(Lestrigonus) Dana, 1852
Themistella steeenstrupi Bovallius, 1887
Themistella thoracica(Hyperia) Vosseler, 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• 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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