Talorchestia martensii   (Weber,  1892) (Amphipod)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Malacostraca

Color: Shiny metallic hue on dull whitish body surface.

Eyes large and black; cephalon subequal in length to first peraeon segment; dactylus of gnathopod 1 strong with 1 distal inner marginal spine, coxa of gnathopod 2 subsimilar to gnathopod 1 except for tooth like process on posterior margin being well formed; peduncle of uropod 3 broad proximally with a single median distal spine.

Synonym (s)
Orchestia martensii Weber, 1892
Talorchestia martensii Stebbing, 1906
Talorchestia gracilis Chilton, 1925
Talorchestia affinis Muccahno, 1936
Talorchestia martensii Chilton, 1921
Talorchestia martensii Chilton, 1925
Talorchestia martensii Gravely, 1927
Talorchestia martensii Barnard, 1935
Talorchestia martensii Nayar, 1959

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mandapam INDIA (Record: 1962-1964)
• Red Sea
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1962-1964)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Uppanar Estuary INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Orissa, Rambha Estuary 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 - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Lyla, PS; Velvizhi, S and Ajmal Khan, S (1998) Brackishwater amphipods of Parangipettai coast Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 79 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Weber, M; Beaufort, LF (1929) The fishes of the Indo-Australian Archipelago E. J. Brill Ltd. 5 458 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mondal, N; Rajkumar, M; Sun, J; Kundu, S; Lyla, PS; Khan, SA and Trilles, JP (2010) Biodiversity of brackish water amphipods (crustacean) in two estuaries, southeast coast of India Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer 171(1-4) 471–486 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-009-1292-z
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Rao, KVS (1972) intertidal amphipods from the indian coasts Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy 38 190-205 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Rao, DG (1987) Ecology of meiobenthos of Rambha Bay in Chilka lagoon, Bay of Bengal Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 29(1&2) 74-85 Available at - NIO, Goa

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