Megaluropus agilis   Hoeck,  1889 (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

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Size: Up to about 5 mm.

Color: Mottled crimson, orange and white.

Coxal plates large, distal margins setose, Head with rostrum, lateral lobes strongly produced; eyes large in female, very large in male. Peduncle in male with tufts of short setae on anterior margin. Gnathopods feeble. Telson deeply cleft, triangular, naked.

Synonym (s)
Megaluropus agilis Della Valle, 1893
Megaluropus agilis Walker, 1904
Megaluropus agilis Stebbing, 1906
Megaluropus agilis Chevreux & Fage, 1925
Phylluropus capensis Barnard, 1930
Megaluropus agilis Barnard, 1930
Megaluropus agilis Schellenberg, 1942
Megaluropus agilis Pillai, 1957
Megaluropus agilis Nayar, 1959
Megaluropus agilis Hoek, 1889
(Senior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Demersal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Majumdar, N (1984) On a collection of birds from Adilabad district, Andhra Pradesh Occasional paper no 65 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI 23012 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Nayar, KN (1966) On the Gammaridean Amphipoda of the Gulf of Mannar, with special reference to those of the pearl and chank beds Proceedings of Symposium on Crustacea Marine Biological Association of India, Mandapam Camp Part I 133-168 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • de Kluijver, MJ and Ingalsuo, SS Macrobenthos of the North Sea - Crustacea Marine Species Identification Portal Available at -

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